You may have heard about the recent debate that Mr. Nye. and Mr. Ham had regarding the age of the earth and other worldly matters. Mr. Ham’s arguments seem to be based on the premise that one cannot use pre-existing artifacts to extrapolate back into time and draw any conclusions about how they were actually “created”. However, that is not the subject of this particular post because what I am actually doing here is the old “bait and switch” routine.
Scientists have repeatedly used the old argument that creationists cling to their ideas with a religious fervor that is not based on anything other than dogmatic belief. Creationists have turned the tables and accused scientists of doing the same thing. Could there be any truth to this? Well, the short answer is… yes. They can be as adamantly dogmatic about certain topics as even the most zealous creationist. They can go so far as to cherry pick data to conform with these dogmatic beliefs in order to get papers published (the old publish or perish routine). The more papers are published that conform to the dogma, the stronger and less assailable it seems to become. Scientists can actually become brain-washed to the point that even the slightest challenge to the dogma can result in a vicious Pavlovian response. I know, because I have been “bitten” by them.
This blog runs contrary to the monolithic, dogmatic belief that eukaryotic chromosomes are simple, continuous strands of DNA wrapped up in a protein package. I have evidence in this blog that suggests otherwise. If such evidence is only slightly challenging to the scientific dogma, then, it needs to be addressed for what it is and everyone should move on. However, when a professor at a major university tells you to your face that “they will kill you for this”, that is quite telling, don’t you think?