- Paperback: 330 pages
- Publisher: Leafcutter Press (July 4, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0981873448
- ISBN-13: 978-0981873442
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,321,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Science is the one enterprise that we should be able to trust.
It is an enterprise that holds itself out for its supposed open-mindedness and objectivity.
One is reminded of Sgt. Friday, the detective who's only interested in getting "just the facts, Ma'am."
We are told that all scientific explanations are developed using rigorous empirical tests based on data that is intersubjectively accessible to all. If one wants reliable explanations go to science.
Then we read Caroline Crocker's riveting story. The first thought that comes to mind is Galileo.
Galileo was a scientist who was excommunicated because he brought to light data, which contradicted a particular religious preconception of the universe. In response Francis Bacon wrote an essay in 1620 which urged the removal of biases and preconceptions from science so that it could seek knowledge with an open mind. His essay was the foundation for the scientific method and caused the eventual removal of theistic preconceptions from science.
Unfortunately, the removal of the theistic preconception has caused science to embrace a non-theistic one. The preconception is called methodological naturalism or scientific materialism. Its irrefutable dogma promotes a different kind of religion called Religious/"Secular" Humanism. It is the religion of Atheists, Freethinkers, Agnostics and a variety of other materialistic religious belief systems. It has moved science from an open-minded search for truth to an enterprise that promotes an Atheistic worldview.
So, like Galileo, Dr.Read more ›
It is important that each of us, even if supporters of evolution, allow a reasoned debate. Darwinism itself is under assault from within the community. The new synthesis is coming apart under the weight of overwhelming evidence.
In terms of courage, think of Anthony Flew, the famed atheist who wrote a book "This is a God." Well, not the God of Christianity but at least some kind of entity.
Even if I do not agree with Dr. Crocker in every way, there should be a lot of admiration for a lady that stood up and said openly that there are legitimate challenges to evolution.
Thank you so much for making your personal story available to us. After years of hearing rumors about others who have faced intimidation and persecution for questioning the evolutionary dogma, that is currently entrenched within our education system, you have left no doubt, that the rumors are not rumors at all, but they are in fact, our new reality. With "Free to Think," you take us right to the frontlines of this fight for one of our most basic American rights; the right to choose for ourselves what we believe and think about the world that we live in.
As a veteran, from a family of veterans (3rd generation), I am particularly outraged that the very people that we served to protect are now actively trying to take away the very rights for which we fought. If you are not free to think and believe as you wish, then you are a slave. If a person limits or restricts the rights through their actions, then as far as I am concerned they have forfeited their right to be called an American. Who knew that after all of this time that our enemy (those who actively seek to take away our freedoms) had already entrenched themselves in the educational backbone of our country.
Thank you for sounding the alarm. Your book serves as a call to action, for those who want their children to be free to pursue an exciting life of learning and exploration of the world we live in. For those, like me, who wish to take action to restore the integrity of our scientific community, I recommend that you support the work of the AITSE in any way that you can.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am the publisher of this book and unfortunately it is my duty to report to readers that in my opinion, Dr. Crocker's tale of woe is not worthy of consideration at all. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kevin Wirth
It is truly an act of hubris for someone like Crocker to write about academic integrity. I suggest that anyone who believes her martyr-fantasies to check this out:... Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by Scooter
"[My supervisor] said `nonetheless you have to be disciplined', and I lost my job." (Caroline Crocker, Expelled)
Despite claims of being fired, Crocker was allowed to... Read more
Sometimes a little controversy helps. Dr. Caroline Crocker has set one rolling that probably will not stop with the publication of her book. Read morePublished on August 17, 2010 by Jeff Brown
"It ain't necessarily so, the things that you're liable to read in the Biology book, it ain't necessarily so." This is essentially the suggestion Dr. Read morePublished on July 25, 2010 by Theodore J. Siek
Dr. Crocker first documents what she taught, how and when. She also goes into to some detail about her PhD work on phosphodiesterase. Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by The Professor