The teaching of evolution

John Grehan jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Sun Oct 10 16:12:06 CDT 1999

Fred schueler wrote:

>* in fact, you could say that science is a religion founded on a highly
>effective mechanism for resolving schisms among its followers.

Once could, if one were to define science as a religion (I'll leave that
demarkation to philosophers).

Think of
>all the deep divisons among scientists that have been seamlessly healed
>by data and discussion, rather than producing separate sects as they
>would have in other religions.

I'm not sure about all the depe divisions semlessly healed. What examples
were in mind here? (perhaps for the purposes of this list an example from
systematics or systematics related issues would be interesting).

John Grehan

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