Monday, February 21, 2005
Intelligent design creationism, like “morphic resonance” and conspiracy theories about HIV-OPV, relies on people's willingness to believe that science is a secretive priesthood. That scientists are just imposing their world-view, and that different theories should be evaluated independent of their broad context. Should we ignore unpleasant truths? No. But we should adhere to the Skeptic's Motto: “Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof."