Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The flip side of people looking for certainty

A post in Geopolitical Review today on Switzerland passing a 5 year ban on GM foods takes the approach that this is a European viewpoint that is just as anti-science as Intelligent Design. Actually I think it is an example of two sets of people both looking for certainty from different viewpoints. The backers of ID argue that since evolution cannot offer a complete certainty that evolution is responsible for life on Earth today that there for we must look at an alternate view to answer the question. The Europeans who are less religious expect absolute guarantee that GM food is safe in all possible scenarios before they will approve, otherwise known as the Precautionary Principle. Both want certainty in an uncertain world.

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