The battle for the soul of science..

A Slugger reader flagged this story up to me due to the attempt by neo-creationists, and possibly young-Earthers, to insert references to supernatural beliefs into a peer-reviewed scientific journal. But it’s also a good illustration of the power of combining an expert audience – in this case PZ Myers, a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris – some additional bloggers, and the influence of the often unfairly derided mainstream media. As James Randerson at the Guardian’s ScienceBlog noted, he was alerted to the story via the comment here. It’s a battle a day out there.. Adds Spotted by pauljames in the comments below, the editor-in-chief of the journal is Professor Michael Dunn, of University College Dublin.

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