[Taxacom] counting the number of species on Earth ... for the Ark

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 05:22:07 CST 2014

I wonder if it is really a continuum or are the two always intertwined? My
point was that any critique of creationists regarding belief or evidence
can be leveled at evolutionists as well. And some no doubt well intended
evolutionists regard panbiogeographers as creationists.

John Grehan

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:19 AM, Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org>wrote:

> On 2014-02-25 5:40 PM, John Grehan wrote:
> > What does the "choice between evidence and belief" really mean.
> I'm not using this in the politicized sense that you imply, but rather
> as the end points of a continuum. Science as a way of knowing relies
> absolutely on evidence, but science as a social system has a major
> belief and appeal-to-authority component. Plenty of scientists,
> historians of science, and philosophers of science have written about
> the good, the bad, and the ugly of the social systems of science.
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