An interesting paper by a scientist and philospher.
It is applicable to all forms of pseudoscience. His main target is creationism , but it applies also to anti-GMO, anti-vaxxer and anti-fracking
I first came across the author when he reviewed Debating Design 2005 a series of essays on Intelligent Design. He dismissed all the religious ones apart from mine, so I am biased
Last year I co-published a paper, together with my collaborators Stefaan Blancke and Maarten Boudry, entitled “Why Do Irrational Beliefs Mimic Science? The Cultural Evolution of Pseudoscience,” that I think readers of this blog will find interesting.
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