I’ve been reading the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — with its interesting argument by Jefferson for design in nature as a scientific inference.
As the new school year begins, a group of Ivy League educators (among them, Robert P. George) urge college students to “think for yourself.”
A familiar talking point holds that a rigid attitude to science along Darwinist lines is indispensable to technological advance, while academic freedom impedes it.
“Researchers at MIT have found evidence confirming what many educators and science advocates have feared.” Oh, really?
What they did to Richard Owen could teach today’s vandals a thing or two.