The National Center for Science Education has launched a new blog, called the “Science League of America,” with the stated goal of “Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science.”
The layman tends to think of “science” as some kind of uniform knowledge-producing machine: pour ingredients into the scientific method, and out come objective, scientific facts.
Misperceiving patterns and lessons from random information is a form of psychiatric disease called “apophenia,” a delusional condition the sufferer confuses with reality.
What do evolution and global warming have in common that skeptics seem to attract this kind of abusive talk?
That lone bright dot in the sea of dark is neither electric light nor rocket exhaust.