This is why history of science is important…

“Science history is too important to be left to cultists,” says ID-supporter O’Leary.

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Wallace plaque at the Linnean Society, London (27 October 2009)

She thinks Alfred Russel Wallace was a proponent of intelligent design. George Beccaloni and Charles Smith say otherwise. Although I am not an expert on Wallace, George and Charles are. They both run extensive websites about Wallace and co-edited a handsome book about Wallace, Natural Selection and Beyond: The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace. George and Charles, the cultists!

3 thoughts on “This is why history of science is important…

  1. ““Science history is too important to be left to cultists,” says ID-supporter O’Leary.”

    Sigh!

    The irony is that O’Leary and other ID-supporters are in fact the cultists, unlike scientists like myself!

    cult = followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

  2. Pingback: Start 2011 off with some evolution, the Carnival of Evolution! « The Dispersal of Darwin

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