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  • Motive Mongering: Does It Belong in Science?

    02/26/2009 8:22:42 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 87 replies · 1,889+ views
    CEH ^ | February 26, 2009
    Motive Mongering: Does It Belong in Science? Feb 26, 2009 — Amanda Gefter, a book reviewer and science editor, felt the need to warn the world about the creationists. She wrote a blog entry at New Scientist called “How to spot a hidden religious agenda.” In addition, Gefter listed concepts and emphases that she felt betray a hidden agenda: an emphasis on complex molecular machines, the reference to quantum physics in support of free will, and calls for “academic freedom” (which she says can be translated as “the acceptance of creationism”). Lastly, she disclaimed any connection between the truth of...
  • Religious McCarthyism

    11/22/2006 10:29:26 AM PST · by shield · 30 replies · 397+ views
    Wine Skins ^ | 2005 | Keith Roberts
    "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" These words rang out in a Senate subcommittee hearing in 1954 from the U.S. Army attorney, Mr. Joseph Welch, signaling the beginning of the end of Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt aimed at anyone suspected of even knowing a Communist. Eventually censured by the Senate, McCarthy became a pariah because he fell into a trap common to people who become passionate about an agenda. They become so busy storming the walls of their enemy's fortress that they forget to ask, "Is this the right wall?" or "Is this the right fortress?" or even...