Competing Denialisms

Competing Denialisms August 13, 2012

Steve Douglas drew my attention to the above comic from SMBC. As someone who deals both with denialists who attack mainstream science, and denialists who attack mainstream history, I don’t know that I think one is worse than the other. And since both evolutionary biology and ancient history deal largely with theories that make sense of piecemeal data within a convincing explanatory framework, both leave plenty of room for denialists of either sort to engage in the sort of tactics featured in the comic.

What do readers think? Which is worse – denialism in science or denialism in history? Or are both equally pernicious? Or is there some other that is worse still – anyone out there besides Hemant Mehta encountered geometry-denialism?

 

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