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hitchens_jnr's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by hitchens_jnr

I've got to say this - while there still aren't as many scientists as I'd like to see making a fuss about creationism, the science community has done a much better job at resisting and opposing this sort of religion-driven anti-intellectual idiocy than their colleagues in history departments. When you see what the religious right is trying to do to US history, the silence of the professional historians (with a few noble exceptions) is inexplicable. Historians can be incredibly vitriolic when they turn on each other: wouldn't it be nice to see some of that articulate bile directed at those who are trying to do substantial damage to their own subject?

Fri, 18 May 2012 15:53:01 UTC | #942194