Darwin’s position as a child of privilege and his naturalistic worldview both in their different ways shaped his approach to the study of nature.
“More intolerance in higher education than in all the mountains of Tennessee.”
A severe intellectual sclerosis in scientific and popular media is one big reason that arguments for intelligent design meet with such resistance there.
A biologist at Case Western Reserve demonstrates why peer-review really is the gold standard of scholarly credibility.
Yet, having conceded, Shermer goes on to move the goalpost.