Truth

Respecting The Truth

Recently, Lee McIntyre wrote a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “The Attack on Truth”. In it he argues that we are living in an age of willful ignorance where people not only remain ignorant to things, but remain so by choice. Is this true? His argument illustrates the difficulty in knowing. McIntyre’s critique […]

Fundamentalist

A Poorly Designed Trojan Horse

The weirdest thing about being in some scientific settings, having come from fundamentalist Christian contexts, is the striking similarity in behavior between the two. My experience in both is, in part, characterized by a rigid, confident, and narcissistic insistence in knowing the one source of truth. There is, in both communities, a well-developed tradition of […]