Thomas Kuhn argued from the history of science that reigning scientific paradigms do not give way gently and rationally before new and conflicting evidence.
The oversimplification here is staggering (Darwin and women’s rights?!) and would take an entire book to unpack.
You may have noticed a strange loop which arises spontaneously in many sectors of the intelligent design debate.
How an atheist philosopher of science mentored an intelligent design theorist.
As Seth W. Cheetham and his co-authors put it, biology suffers from “demotivation into exploring pseudogene function by the a priori assumption that they are functionless.”