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July 29, 2004

A man for all seasons

In the comments for Mirror Museums, a post that dismissed the importance of the Creationist "threat," I rejected godless' implication that Panda's Thumb is an adjunct of the Gould-Lewontin project by pointing out that Paul R. Gross is listed as a contributor. Paul R. Gross has made contributions to the counter-attack against both the plagues of Creationism and Post Modernism!

In 1994 Gross coauthored Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science, now 10 years on he has penned Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design. A regular contributor to The New Criterion, Gross has rebuked those who would slime the reputation of scientists like E. O. Wilson because of their normative quibbles with sociobiology, and displayed the courage to positively review Race: The Reality of Human Differences.

No gods but the pursuit of truth!

Godless comments:

Just to clarify, the reason I thought the Panda's Thumb hewed the Lewontin line is because:

  1. The term "The Panda's Thumb" was the name of a book byGould.
  2. PZ Myers is a big fan of Lewontin.

Glad to see that I was mistaken. By the way, I define the "Lewontin line" as the position that evolution and genetics have nothing to tell us about human behavior.

Posted by razib at 03:12 PM