Science on the Rocks

Perhaps confidence in science can, at times, undermine science itself. How much real history has evolutionary storytelling obscured?

Stanford Medical School Dean Indulges Intelligent Design “Theocracy” Fantasies While Projecting Charges of Viewpoint Suppression

Multiple choice quiz. Where did the following words first appear? “We need to move forward in our human evolution and not regress to the flawed passions of the crusades, the suppression of science by religion, or the intolerance of theocracy over freedom of the human spirit.” Was it: A. The latest blog post from PZ Myers? B. The bumper sticker on some 1968 VW Bus owned by a hippie commune? C. The manifesto of the Allied Atheist Alliance? D. The latest Dean’s newsletter from Philip A. Pizzo, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine? If you guessed… …D, you’re correct. As I reported recently, Dean Pizzo’s latest December 1, 2008 newsletter extols those who would make scientific research “free” Read More ›