The Discovery Institute‘s Evolution News and Views blog neither reports news on evolution nor offers interesting views. One of their bloggers, Casey Luskin, is notorious for misunderstanding and misrepresenting science — which is par for the course at the Disco. Casey recently decided to attack a piece published in National Geographic on the evolution of complex structures written by Carl Zimmer. Carl just so happens to be among the best science journalists writing today; his work is both accurate and easy to understand.
Carl wasn’t going to take Luskin’s inanity lying down; he’s responded to the Disco’s critique here. A critique which, by the way, included the line, “Was the Ford Pinto, with all its imperfections revealed in crash tests, not designed?” That quote represents a high note in intellectual discourse for Casey Luskin and his Disco buddies. And that’s pretty sad.
So, I’ve decided Casey Luskin is in need of a Google bomb. If you have a blog or other website, link to Carl Zimmer’s blog post using the text Casey Luskin (like so). If enough people do it, the first hit in a Google search for “Casey Luskin” will return a link to Carl’s post rebutting the moron.