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Neil deGrasse Tyson on "Intelligent Design" at Beyond Belief

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Published on 30 May 2007

This clip picks up where the one I'm responding to ("Gods retreat from cosmology") leaves off -- it is advisable that you watch that clip first. Both clips are from Neil deGrasse Tyson's presentation titled "The Perimeter of Ignorance" at Beyond Belief 2006. Among other things, Tyson asserts that the religiosity of some of history's greatest scientists and their willingness to invoke the philosophy of intelligent design limited the scope of their inquiry into the natural world, to the detriment of scientific progress in general.

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