All entries for January 2006
January 31, 2006
Writing about web page http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/profile/story/0,,1698284,00.html
Warwick Sociologist Steve Fuller writes in The Guardian on the emerging debate over Intelligent Design. See also the Podcast: Intelligent Design or Evolution.
Darwinism has had it all its own way for too long, Warwick's controversial sociologist tells ZoŽ Corbyn
For Fuller, religion and science are compatible. He complains that evolutionary theory is being taught as dogma. It needs a "critical foil" and ID satisfies that function as well as anything else.
Historically, he says, it's religion that has motivated people to study science. "We wouldn't have science as we know it today if it weren't for monotheism," he argues, reeling off references to Newton and Mendel and their belief in divine plans. "Dawkins says religion is the root of all evil. Well, even if that were true, it's also the root of all science."
The full article can be read here.