Trumping Reality With Fear

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The rise of religious forces assailed against science is a subject I have been writing about for years. Now comes this missive from Tuesday’s Science Times: Sentiment and Fear Trump Reason and Reality.

Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University, comes out of the science closet so to speak and comments on this issue, from the Taliban to the American political/religious right. His comments are worth heeding.

“The pillar of our humanity that is most under attack is our remarkable ability to understand nature,” he says. “If the scientific method is out of the mainstream in our country, it is time to take a stronger stand agsinst the effort to undermine empirical reality in favor of dogma.”

Amen. Discuss below.

GW

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