Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here is something interesting.

     Many people (myself included) would have expected that Einstein would have been awarded the Nobel Prize for his revolutionary theory of relativity. (He did win the prize, but not for relativity.) This link has something interesting to say about it. "After years of sifting through letters and diaries of the Scandinavian archives, science historian Robert Marc Friedman says it was an intentional snub fueled by the biases of the day—a prejudice against pacifists, Jews, and, most of all, theoretical physics."
     Now, there are many people, when arguing for evolution that trot out the conversation-stopper "Well, then, disprove evolution any you can win a Nobel Prize!" Even assuming that large-scale evolution is false (possible) and that it can somehow be demonstrated to be so (rather unlikely) today's prejudices would likely preclude any recognition. Indeed, I would expect that anybody who proposed an experiment in an effort to show large-scale evolution to be false would be met with "zero funding."
     Now, none of this is to suggest that creationists make good arguments. If any have, I have not seen it. No, my point is that I see a lot of closed minds and dishonest tactics on all sides of just about any issue.

2 comments:

JD Curtis said...

I'm kind of partial to this article myself

Pvblivs said...

JD Curtis:

     You may be partial to that article. But it comes from a disputed source. I prefer to use sources that will not be disputed by those who disagree with my position.