The War On Science
essay posted today on my blog - The Bleeding Edge:
The war in the news these days and the public’s attention is on Iraq or Afghanistan but there is a much more insidious war under way, it’s the war on science. Not since the dark ages has there been such a blatant attack on science and reason. This war is being waged on multiple fronts including from theologians, politicians and the public itself, but why? What could any of these groups have against furthering knowledge of the world around us? And what does it mean for our future?