Monday, November 14, 2005

Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert and Scientific Illiterate

This is weird. Everyone's favorite cartoonist has a rant about evolution up on his blog. It's not as funny as The Dilbert Principle. Not even close.
The Intelligent Design people have a not-so-kooky argument against the idea of trusting 90%+ of scientists. They point out that evolution is supported by different branches of science (paleontologists, microbiologists, etc.) and those folks are specialists who only understand their own field. That’s no problem, you think, because each scientist validates Darwinism from his or her own specialty, then they all compare notes, and everything fits. Right?

Here’s where it gets interesting. The Intelligent Design people allege that some experts within each narrow field are NOT convinced that the evidence within their specialty is a slam-dunk support of Darwin. Each branch of science, they say, has pro-Darwinists who acknowledge that while they assume the other branches of science have more solid evidence for Darwinism, their own branch is lacking in that high level of certainty. In other words, the scientists are in a weird peer pressure, herd mentality loop where they think that the other guy must have the “good stuff.”

Is that possible? I have no way of knowing.
Is Scott Adams a closet transvestite? I have no way of knowing. But I'm willing to do a little research.


Blogger Snotty McShot said...

I'm still scratchin' my noggin about this one, too. Have you seen part 2 yet, where he reveals (i.e. claims) it was all a big joke?

Would you believe it makes it worse?

8:36 AM  

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