the similarity has to do with the failure to understand the notion of a scientific theory, and the inability to understand what it is to perceive nature, to know nature, which was really very understandable in 1616 ... But (it) is much harder to understand or sympathize with now.
It seems that Hofstadter is yet another evolutionist who criticizes without understanding. And as usual the evolutionist's strawman version of evolution skepticism is overflowing with hypocrisy.
Evolution skeptics don't understand the notion of a scientific theory? Unbelievable. Evolutionists make up just-so stories to explain an origins myth that is contradicted by empirical evidence but mandated by religious convictions--and it is the skeptics who are at fault?
Religion drives science and it matters.