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nwr
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Message 7 of 70 (692779)
03-07-2013 1:18 PM
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03-07-2013 11:22 AM


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KevinAthans writes:
Most biologists have not even read Darwin’s works.
Most physicists have not read Newton's works.
History might be important to you and to what interests you. But it is not important to science. Unlike theology and philosophy, science is evidence-based, not tradition based.
I'm not a biologist. But, it is my impression based on what biologists write, that biologists are far more likely to have read Darwin's works than physicists are to have read Newton's works. But they read it, not because it is important to their science, but because biologists are affected by culture wars, particularly the attacks on Darwinism.

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Message 28 of 70 (692823)
03-07-2013 5:34 PM
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KevinAthans writes:
All I am going to say to that, is that view is the very reason you should study the history of science.
Oh, I have studied it because I find it interesting. But it does not help at all with the science.
KevinAthans writes:
Scientists look at rock layers and fossils the same as historians look at artifacts and ruins.
No, they don't. The similarity that you see is mainly superficial.

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