Creationism as Science,
Sun Dec 21, 2008
I'm at the netsci08 conference and there is a really delightful talk
about the network of papers published in the creationisim/evolution
The group looked at key people in the ID debate and people who acted as
strong defenders of evolution. One can then make a graph of the links
between the groups and intra-groups based on citation and co-citation.
Now one area of social science that is pretty interesting in this debate
is looking at triads, as there are clearly going to be antagonitic
relationships in this debate.
In the graph evolutionists are blue, creationists are yellow and Dawkins
is red on his own.
From the graph it is clear that there are some people who are opinion
Ok, what is interesting is that there are far more mixed triples than
similar triples in the graph, meaning that people from both sides seem
to be spending more time slagging each other off than agreeing with
This is the first time that I would be tempted to say that the study of
creationisim could be considered science.