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Dr Jack
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Message 342 of 415 (514313)
07-06-2009 6:02 AM
Reply to: Message 338 by traste
07-06-2009 1:53 AM


Re: Your confidinced troubled me
An increasing number of scientist most particularly a growing number of evolutionist argue that Darwinian evolutionary theory is no genuine scientific theoryu at all many of the critics have the highest intellectual credentials.---( New Scientist)

Which issue of New Scientist, in what article, and on what page? Or as I rather suspect is it something either quoted from a creationist in one of New Scientists issues in which they engaged the issue or just plain made up.


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Dr Jack
Member (Idle past 1337 days)
Posts: 3507
From: Leicester, England
Joined: 07-14-2003


Message 345 of 415 (514322)
07-06-2009 8:55 AM
Reply to: Message 343 by Granny Magda
07-06-2009 7:35 AM


Re: Your confidinced troubled me
Yeah, I did my own detective work on it, it's a selective quote from Michael Ruse, from a piece called 'Darwin's Theory: an exercise in Science'. He was questioned about it during McLean vs. Arkansas trial, and claims that he was referring to the views of philosophers rather than scientists, it's here, about 343 to 347.

From what I gather from that I think he was referring to the once popular notion amongst Popparian philosophers of science that Evolution is not falsifiable; he certainly wasn't making the point that the Quote Miners are trying to string out of it.


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