Stranger Fruit

Questions

Have fellows of the Discovery Institute been caught plagiarizing? You decide.

Does the Discovery Institute lie? You decide.

Does Behe get owned by a grad student? You decide.

Bad week for the cdesign proponentsists by the looks of it.

Oh, and when’s the last time there was any science coming from these guys? Instead we have yet another version of Pandas from Dembski and Wells, a popular book from Behe (one which appeared still-born), and nothing from Paul Nelson. Remember two and a half years ago when he stated

Bill Dembski and I have been working on a shorter article, with some of the monograph’s main points [against common descent], which we plan to submit to the best peer-reviewed biology journal we can find.

and three and a half years when Nelson promised to outline his idea of "ontogenetic depth". It all seems so long ago. For a young philosopher of biology, Nelson’s output is laughable.

Hell, they’re reduced to whining about a documentary that they refused to take part in.

Stick a fork in ’em. They’re done.

Comments

  1. #1 Nick (Matzke)
    November 20, 2007

    Actually, Paul Nelson has produced his magnum opus, and it is entitled Explore Evolution. Evidently he thinks the scientific revolution will start in the high schools.

  2. #2 The Professor
    November 21, 2007

    What strikes me as especially ironic is that they would present ID and Darwinism as opposing alternatives. Evolution does so much to keep the biosphere functioning under changing and often adverse conditions that any design which failed to include it would necessarily be less intelligent than one that included it. Opposing evolution is inherently unintelligent.