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Is Science Being Diminished

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 1:29 PM
To the Scientific Thinkers:
I am sending along a couple of attachments that I would like you to consider before coming to our December Thinker meeting on the reduction in stature of science in our popular culture.  One is about how this phenomenon is somewhat more dominant in America.  The other is a debate between Dawkins and a Francis Collins, a new born evangelical scientist most famous for working on the Genome project.
I send the Dawkins stuff along with a bit of trepidation.  I really fear this discussion could reduce to Bible bashing and I am going to try as hard as I can to keep it out of that realm.  I think this problem of Science losing some of its stature is far more dangerous than the wrasslin’ matches that often ensue when atheists meet theists.  The idea that many want to reduce in stature opinions based on actual scientific studies to a lesser realm that popular blather wallows in is truly troubling.  And I think this topic is really open to a high minded discussion on why this is occurring and what might be done to counter it.
I will provide a group of key points to focus our discussion in a week or so.  Please consider coming by responding to the link below.  This could be fun.
Dale F
The Dork

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