Professor Dave’s attacks undercut his credibility as a spokesman for his own view. If he had the truth on his side, there’s no reason he would behave this way.
If I ever get asked to write a chapter on projection for a psychology textbook, Dave Farina’s outrageously disrespectful performance will be exhibit A.
When Farina addressed the science, he rifled through a long series of technical articles, but greatly exaggerated their relevance.
Dr. Tour also reviews survey data showing just how misinformed the public is about how far scientists have gotten in creating life in the lab.
Over three subsequent posts, I’m going to elaborate on three reasons that we can see that Tour won, based upon a rhetorical analysis of the debate.