Jerry Coyne has a justified pop at Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra and the uncritical support from the BBC on woo:
- The BBC and Chopra buy into woomeister Rupert Sheldrake’s “Galileo syndrome”
A quote from Carl Sagan comes to mind:
The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.