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'Framing Science' and The Dawkins Effect

UPDATE: Austin Dacey was also on Point of Inquiry with D.J. Grothe recently. You can listen to the audio here.

This is a message I just received from Austin Dacey (author of The Secular Conscience):

Dear friend,

Observers of science like Matt Nisbet, Chris Mooney, and Robert Pennock are known for claiming that Richard Dawkins and other scientist critics of religion are hurting the cause of science education in the United States.

In a major article in the newly released anthology, Secularism & Science in the 21st Century (published by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture, at Trinity College), I look critically at their writings. I find little evidence for their claim, and put forward my own hypothesis, which I dub The Dawkins Effect.

My contribution, "Evolution Education and the Science-Religion Conflict: Dispatches from a Philosophical Correspondent," along with the rest of the book, is available for free download at the Institute at:


The direct link to Austin Dacey's chapter (PDF):



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