You are into a whole new world of dumb
Sorry Nigel. I almost missed your latest desperate attempt at trying to look like you know what you are talking about in the Tuesday March 24, 2009 edition of the Calgary Herald.
The piece, entitled When science gets religious watch out, Nigel trots out the same tired argument so in vogue with the (nonthinking) members of the media. Specifically, that the question of how life evolved on earth is a religious, rather than scientific question. We addressed the lunacy of this argument earlier in (see ASkepticRTN: First Alberta science ) as have many others. Even the title of Nigel’s piece tries to turn truth on its head, implying that science is meddling into the affairs of religion when the Gary Goodyear affair, about which Nigel was writing, was about religion meddling in science.
So what does happen when religion, or in this case the religious, meddles in things scientific? The answer is to be found in Nigel’s column. Nigel tries to display his knowledge of science and ends up sounding as dumb as I would lecturing the Pope on Catholic interpretations on the holy trinity. I am not so dumb as to try. Nigel on the other hand . . . Read the rest of this entry »