Seeking Truth vs. Seeking Victory

I’m just sharing there to set them side by side, because the contrast is noteworthy. If the humanities are less ‘scientific’ than the natural sciences, clearly Intelligent Design is not even in the same league with the humanities.

On the one hand, there is a beautiful statement that April DeConick made on her blog, about what scholarship in any field should be about: seeking understanding and following the trail of evidence, even if it leads us to unexpected places.

On the other hand, there is a statement about Intelligent Design winning made by Denyse O’Leary on Uncommon Descent. She is annoyed by the argument she is criticizing, but she never suggests that the goal of Intelligent Design, allegedly a form of science and scholarship, shouldn’t be about winning, but a quest for truth no matter what the truth turns out to be.

You be the judge…


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