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← [Update 5 Nov -Q&A added to “The Video”]The video! (Jerry Coyne & John Haught)

glenister_m's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by glenister_m

After watching the video, I have to say that considering the topic of the debate/discussion, Haught must have an awfully thin skin to consider Jerry's talk: "a sneering and condescending ad hominem. Rather than using your 25 minutes as an opportunity to develop constructively your own belief that science and religion are always and inevitably in conflict, you were content simply to ridicule rather than refute several of my own ideas, as you interpreted them."

I found Jerry brief and to the point, arguing his case logically and with evidence. Quite the opposite of many creationists, who will slander the character of Darwin, etc. as if flaws in their personal lives have any direct connection to whether their scientific discoveries are true or not. Perhaps Haught's self-reflection on his position caused some cognitive dissonance and transferrence???

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 06:07:48 UTC | #886712