Thursday, October 25, 2007

science and creationism

Homer Jacobson, an author of 1955 paper called “Information, Reproduction and the Origin of Life”, recently retracted his paper as he realized that is used by creationists as a scientific proof that life could not have started on earth without divine intervention.

A full story in NYT:
"The idea that all scientific knowledge is provisional, able to be challenged and overturned, is one thing that separates matters of science from matters of faith."

We live in a strange world, where people can take whatever you published and interpret it as it suits them, even when it goes against your own belives.