Archive for January 2nd, 2007

Learn by ignoring

| January 2, 2007 | 7 Replies
Learn by ignoring

About ten years ago, when I first started auditing graduate-level classes in cognitive science, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of information I needed to learn (I still do). The topics included such things as connectionism, evolutionary theory, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and education theory.  It felt like I was learning less and less about […]

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How does one explain the stubborn resistance to Darwinism?

| January 2, 2007 | 8 Replies
How does one explain the stubborn resistance to Darwinism?

In this recent interview, published by Salon.com, Ronald Numbers (a former Seventh-day Adventist and author of the definitive history of creationism) discusses “his break with the church, whether creationists are less intelligent and why Galileo wasn’t really a martyr.” Here’s a sampling.  Aren’t anti-evolutionists anti-scientific?  It’s not that easy, according to Numbers: [M]ost people who […]

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