Stemming the flow of uninformed beliefs and superstitious misinformation
Posted by robertpriddy on June 18, 2010
I want to draw attention to a website by a write with an excellent web journal. He is a theoretical physicist currently Director of UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written three books:
God vs. Darwin: The War Between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom (2009),
The Achievement Gap in US education: Canaries in the Mine (2005), and
Quest for Truth: Scientific Progress and Religious Beliefs (2000).
Since the Internet became widely available, religions which have been relatively isolated from world communications which have always had – and still have – millions of believers have emerged to struggle against the more rational civilizations they find threatening. They often attack other religions and also of course the sciences wherever they see fit and depending on their inherited prejudiced and untested beliefs. This backlash against the progress world society has nevertheless made under the rule of humanism, law, science and improved and extended social institutions has taken many by surprise. An effort is required to deal as humanely and rationally as possible with this wave of cultural-religious reaction which washes over us. The work of Manu Singham helps to plug this leak in the dam against superstitions, extremely unfounded beliefs and what these bear with them in the current flood.