Linnaeus' Questions to the Sami Herdsman: The ID-versus-Science Issue in a Nut-Shell
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According to a United States court ruling, Intelligent Design (ID) theory is religious in nature, not scientific, and must not be taught in schools. In opposition, Fuller argues for a closer rapport between science and religion. Here it is emphasized that any allegedly scientific conclusion from design in Nature to the existence of God is a hypothesis subject to the same quality norms as empirical hypotheses in general. By quotations from his Iter Lapponicum, Linnæus is summoned in support of a strictly immanent conception of science, against Fuller’s suggestion that Linnæus’ personal piety could be reason for considering ID scientific.
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