An Open Letter to American Spectator

Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus6/26/2010 9:45:43 pm PDT

re: #439 Rightwingconspirator

In what way? I have found a few faults, but given the usual crapola out there…

Well, it’s a long discussion, longer than I want to get into right now.

To point: there has been some concern about the growing involvement of religious ideas and organizations into the realm of science. I’m not talking here of creationism (thought ID is an example of the problem.)

Peter Woit has written about this on his blog, especially about the involvement of John Templeton, who helps fund FQXi. (Woit had a brief appearance in the TV show btw.)

When I saw the show highlighting the work of Lisi (who has written of his experience being taped for the show) it seemed to me that the show had taken a turn deep into the speculative, going for a romantic view of science, not a hard one.

There is more, perhaps later I will expand on these.