Andrew Sullivan: When Scientists Get Pissy

Gotelli is right. Not to smart, but right. Sullivan’s title, used above, says it all.

Evolutionary biologist Nick Gotelli refuses to debate someone from the Discovery Institute:

Academic debate on controversial topics is fine, but those topics need to have a basis in reality. I would not invite a creationist to a debate on campus for the same reason that I would not invite an alchemist, a flat-earther, an astrologer, a psychic, or a Holocaust revisionist. These ideas have no scientific support, and that is why they have all been discarded by credible scholars. Creationism is in the same category.

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (February 23, 2009) – When Scientists Get Pissy

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