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Authority Replaces Evidence: Hear the Introduction to Darwin’s House of Cards

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On a new episode of ID the Future, hear the Introduction to Tom Bethell’s Darwin’s House of Cards, read by our own Andrew McDiarmid. Bethell tells of how his own skepticism about the logic of natural selection emerged, and describes an interview with Karl Popper.

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His theme — how authority replaces evidence — is very timely. In a range of areas, from the media and academia, we’re asked to believe things based on who says them, not on the cogency of the argument or our own skeptical evaluation. The book resonates in many ways with news of the day, in science and otherwise. Read it.

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