Nye v. Ham: What Is ‘Science’?

Harry Keller, Feb 10, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

You can probably guess where I stand on the question of creation versus evolution, so I won't go there with this post. Rather, I have one observation based on an exchange that happens a bit later on in the debate. It's this: if you have a belief in anything that nothing could or would cause you to change, then your belief is based on faith, not science. It really doesn't matter what the topic is. If someone asks you, What would change your mind?" and you say, "Nothing," then if you're teaching that belief, you should not be teaching it in a science class. To science belongs the class of beliefs that can be changed by evidence; that's what 'science' means

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