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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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Re: Meh...

It's this kind of lazy shifting from one thing to another that I was crtiticising in my comment, because it makes it easier for the nut-jobs to make it look like scientists are shifty and slack with standards of evidence.
There's plenty of evidence that "scientists are shifty and slack with standards of evidence"; Richard Dawkins for example. In The God Delusion ascribes atheism to both Albert Einstein and Martin Gardner, both of whom professed to believe in God, without providing a shred of evidence.

The statement of his that infuriated me the most was: "I would like people to appreciate science in the same way they appreciate the arts." IOW it's OK to look, but you're not allowed to ask pertinent questions.

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