Lessons from the Controversy over Continental Drift

Intelligent Design The Future show

Summary: On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and Casey Luskin discuss the lessons that can be learned from the past debate over continental drift. The continental drift controversy was reflective of a distinct pattern in the history of science: new theories that challenge convention are mocked and ridiculed–sometimes for two or three generations–before finally being accepted by the scientific community. The important takeaway lesson is: follow the evidence, not the crowd.