Ste' is a blogger who works in a lab and he/she has come up with a nifty way to keep the threatiness alive. Y'see, when not in the lab, Ste polices the local bookstores with digital camera in hand (although it is not clear if the evidence is gathered in latexed hands). Ste is looking for examples of public sin and is on a mission to save us.
It is my mission to correctly re-shelve books to the appropriate section of the bookstore.
For example, "Darwin's Black Box", the famous psuedo-science book by the non-evolutionary non-scientist Michael Behe, should not be in the "Evolutionary Biology" section, but something more appropriate, such as "New Age", "Religion", "Christianity", or even "Fiction". You get the idea.
I call on all readers of this blog to follow my example. Help your local bookstore correctly stock their science section. Spread the word.
Okey dokey, but for some reason I'm reminded of "Citzens Arrest!, Citizens Arrest!"
Sometimes when on patrol, Officer Ste encounters a dilemma:
The science section is tiny, only two small aisles three shelves high, but it doesn't take long to come across a miscategorized book – and it wasn't what I expected. God is not Great by the celebrity atheist Christopher Hitchens. Seeing as my aim is to re-shelve religion and/or philosophy books to the correct part of the store, I am duty-bound to act. This is a book on atheism from a non-scientist, and it simply does not belong in the science section.
Very good. We all appreciate it when the police are fair. But what's this?
Science is a secular process and has nothing to do with the question of the existence, or the non-existence, of a God. It is thus relocated to the Philosophy shelves upstairs. "But what about Dawkins?!" I hear you cry. Dawkins is another well-known atheist, I agree, but he is best known as an evolutionary biologist and his books are strongly evolution-themed.
How can this be? Our trusted bookstore cop doesn't seem to realize the famous evolutionary biologist could not disagree more that science has nothing to do with the existence or non-existence of God. In fact, this very evolutionary biologist argues, in his best-selling book, that science itself has effectively shown us God does not exist.
Sounds to me like someone needs to go back to the Police Academy.