Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More on "Ida"


Man, I hate saying, "I told you so."


Check out this story from Times Online.


Q: Are there lessons to be learned about making over-bold claims in documentaries before research has been published?

ES: Absolutely. Documentaries are extremely important for public understanding of science, so scientists and the media need to work together to make sure that they have their facts straight, and that they are portraying a balanced view of the evidence. I think that the most responsible approach would be to create documentaries well after publication of scientific results, so that other members of the scientific community have a chance to weigh in on the issue with the data in hand, and provide alternative viewpoints if they do exist.

3 comments:

Harley A. said...

"...so that other members of the scientific community have a chance to weigh in on the issue with the data in hand, and provide alternative viewpoints if they do exist."

Unless, of course, they clash with evolutionary theory, in which case they're nutjobs and obviously not real scientists like us.

Todd Pruitt said...

It is an ideology driven along by the same sinful delusion described in Romans 1.

In their "world" it is not a matter of "God is not" it is a matter of "God MUST not be." Darwinists are as religious as I am.

Huxley once wrote that he and his companions preferred a universe without a God so that they could live without any sense of constraint or consequence.

Harley A. said...

Exactly. What is so amazing to me, though, is the sheer magnitude of the delusion/hoax. And, it is solely on that foundation that it stands. I completely sympathize with the bulk of folks who would call me a fool. To deny it must truly seem to be the pinnacle of audacity and foolishness. I don't even have the heart to debate over it - it simply hasn't a shred of evidence, logic, probability, or credulity to stand on. Argumentation matters little when these are discarded.

"To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact." - Charles Darwin

Here, here.