I hope BioLogos thrives. But tonight a friend reminded me of a problem that goes back to the newspaper cartoons from the Scopes trial.
He doesn’t like scientists who think they and only they know what the scope of the scientific method is and anyone who disagrees with them is labeled a “bozo.”
Bill Nye is a man baffled by young earth creationism, I tell my friend. He doesn’t call people names for disagreeing with him.
Richard Dawkins however said anyone who didn’t accept evolution was insane.
I don’t have the page from The Blind Watchmaker on that quote, but I seem to remember him saying it.
So my friend feels satirized and mocked like the Pope by Galileo.
So here comes “gracious dialogue” from BioLogos.
But then antievolutionist organizations satirize evolutionists too.
Isn’t this all about entertainment of audiences rather than education?
How do you talk to someone whose ears are blocked because they feel mocked by national celebrities?