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colluvial's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by colluvial

Our conviction that scientists, elite or otherwise, are somehow better qualified to discern the nature of reality is dubious.

Is this to say for example that biologists are only on equal footing with barbers, bus drivers, and athletes regarding their understanding of geology or astronomy? Or maybe biologists are even less qualified in those other fields because they invested so much of their mental capacity in one field of science.

Perhaps Spencer means something else when he uses the phrase "discerning the nature of reality". Could it be the ability to invent uninformed fairy tales that people with little knowledge of the way the universe works will swallow? Like Christian mythology?

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:58:57 UTC | #586625