A fun thing about reading things on the ID sites and then actually checking primary sources is how bizarre Uncommon Descent is as an information filter. I guess this would be an example of the dreaded “framing” of science which I don’t want to fight with my sciblings over. Take for example their discussion of Guillermo Gonzalez’s qualifications in light of his failure to get tenure.
Then you see what they’re talking about and you see they’re talking about this negative review of “Privileged Planet” in Nature, a mention of his idea of a galactic habitable zone in an article about someone else’s research in Science (or were they referring to the articles in science about how the DI duped the Smithsonian into showing a documentary about his book?), and a Scientific American article
that wasn’t mentioned on the cover as far as I can tell. Gonzalez’s article was in group of articles in SciAm entitled Mysteries of the Milky Way. It looks like, according to DaveScot (so I don’t know if I should believe this), SciAm is embarrassed to have published an IDer and has removed mention of the article being on the cover from their archives. Ha! It must suck to be an IDer. They may call their abuse at the hands of scientific publications (and science in general) McCarthyism, but I think it’s more accurately described as spotting BS and not letting it contaminate your journal.
C’mon internet hive-mind. Give me some more examples of the filtering process where “criticized negatively” or “mentioned” turns into “featured”. Or
how articles which are just contained in a special issue become “on the cover”.