Epistemic conscience

What if all this creationist nonsense is a good thing?

What if it's keeping science honest?


The scientific method's great, but if there were no competing worldview, wouldn't scientists get lazy? Wouldn't they get sloppy about adhering to their own rules? Think of Church-dominated Europe, and the Borgias.


Hal said...

Is it really keeping Science honest, or does Science just look more honest than usual in comparison?

Hysteresis Monkey said...

You know, it's a good thing Genesis didn't mention what shape the Earth was, or globes would be banned in Kansas.