I’m interested in “science as a cultural domain,” too. And here’s a great illustration of how the culture changes.
C.S. Lewis encountered an objection to his literary criticism analogous to Kevin Williamson’s and explored its underlying logic.
No intellectually challenging idea has attracted more uninformed criticism than ID.
“The former Soviet Union collapsed very quickly even though it looked invincible a few years earlier.”
What if we detect pervasive signs of design, or information input, that require intelligent agency? At what point does the possibility of intelligent design become acceptable to the broader scientific community?