I understand DI fellows not knowing anything about science, because none of them are scientists.
I fail to understand how that collection of lawyers makes so many legal errors.
For instance, the Discovery Institute, via the American Freedom Alliance, organized a screening of ‘Darwins Dilemma’ at the California Science Center. But a couple of days ago, CSC canceled the screening, citing contract violations.
Oh, but the DI knows better, right?
Alliance president Avi Davis said the cancellation had nothing to do with contract issues, but rather a press release touting the film issued a few days ago by the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based “intelligent design” think tank.
The institute’s release announced that some of its fellows were featured in the film to be screened at a location they described as the “Smithsonian Institution’s west coast affiliate.” John West, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, said he understands officials at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History pressured the CSC to cancel the film.
“I think this is an outrageous example of censorship and ideological discrimination,” West said. “The thing about a contractual dispute is just a pretext and it’s bogus. This really should be disturbing to anyone who believes in free speech.”
Generic Conservative Avi Davis, who is totally not creepy, was only half right.
The cancellation of ‘Darwins Dilemma’ had everything to do with the DI press release. Because if you look at CSCs website, you can see, quite plainly, that they have to approve every PR release that mentions events hosted at CSC:
It is required that the Event Services Office approve, for technical and factual accuracy, all promotional materials mentioning the California Science Center produced for your event (including invitations, programs, press releases, etc.) prior to printing or broadcast. Please allow sufficient time for this approval.
Apparently, the DI is once again above silly ‘laws’ and ‘contracts’ us plebeians are expected to follow, thus they took it upon themselves to issue press releases without CSCs approval, violating the terms of CSCs contract.
Not censorship, just IDiots. LOL!!!