Thursday, September 13, 2007

Denyse's Pearcey Report op-ed: Of science reporters and meat puppets

For Pearcey, I wrote:
The question that intrigued me through the many months of long nights, researching and writing on all these topics, was -- why do the popular science media accept so much nonsense when the facts are so readily available?

One possible answer is that most science writers simply know little about spirituality. I am one of the few who is a member of both a confessional Christian writers organization and a national science writers association. When you don't know much about a topic, you can easily believe things that you would never believe if you did.

Of course, the science reporters are capable people. But they are stuck with a completely unsatisfactory way of understanding spiritual experiences, and it goes downhill from there.