As Denis Dutton speaks, he’s accompanied by projections of cute but extremely simple if not crude cartoons illustrating his points.
Science has protected its public trust through peer review, publication, and replication. The digital age is changing that.
The victims profiled here were mostly deemed to be mentally deficient but their resumes since then don’t sound that way, nor do the articulate comments attributed them.
Darwin’s cousin will never live down the dark side of his legacy.
The scientific community can be dominated by a dogmatism that subverts rational thought and an honest evaluation of the evidence. Intriguingly, this truth seems to have been recognized by none other than John Scopes later in life.