Science but Not Scientists
Author House, 2006-10-18 - 740 psl.
The historic Science Textbook Struggle -- a worldwide battle about the origin of the universe, life, and man -- erupted without warning. It caught the scientific illuminati completely by surprise. Why? Because science textbooks had become filled with wild, unbelievable stories about the beginning of everything. And those tales were simply not scientific! The universe starting with a Big Bang, life arising out of a soup of lifeless amino-acids, humans produced by apes . . . those myths had only replaced ancient Greek mythology and were being passed off as scientific truths!
Wernher von Braun, father of Americas space program, writes in the Foreword: Vernon Grose, in tracing out in Science But Not Scientists his personal involvement in the vortex of these two forces, illustrates one more time the humanity of scientists their likelihood of being just as prejudiced and bigoted as anyone untrained in science. He properly calls for objectivity rather than scientific consensus. He rightly urges that message rather than messenger should be scrutinized and tested for validity. Science will be the richer and humanity the ultimate beneficiary by heeding this clarion call.