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David Klinghoffer is surprised that his Disco. ‘tute colleagues managed to get an article published at the Huffington Post. Klinghoffer’s colleague must’ve known this was coming, and HuffPo isn’t notorious for refusing essays, so I can’t fathom why it was any sort of surprise. Nor is “pleasant” the word that came to mind on reading…

Shorter David Klinghoffer: National Center for Science Education, Darwin/Climate Enforcers, Humiliated by Forged Document Scandal: Ethical questions about someone with no formal ties to NCSE clearly demonstrates the scientific, pedagogical, and moral failings of NCSE. So Peter Gleick outed himself as the source of the Heartland board documents released last week, and now lots of…

A secret fundraising document from a shadowy anti-science institute was accidentally made public. The document candidly lays out the anti-science agenda of group, including efforts to undermine science education in public schools, but also plans to broadly redefine society. The year was 1998, and the document was from the Discovery Institute. Nicknamed “The Wedge Document”…

Godwin’s Law

Shorter David Klinghoffer, Minister of Propaganda for the Disco. ‘tute: “Then They Came for Me — and There Was No One Left to Speak for Me.”: I’m Jewish so it’s OK for me to claim NCSE’s decision to oppose pseudoscience in earth science classrooms as well as biology classes is just like Nazis dragging people…

NCSE takes on climate change

The National Center for Science Education, where I work, has focused on fighting political attacks on evolution education for all of its 30 year history. When the group was founded in the early ’80s, they didn’t choose a name narrowly focused on evolution, hoping that they’d make quick work of creationism and then move on…

Does Jerry Coyne read his own blog?

If he does, he might remember that he already wrote this blog post. That was less than a year ago. I responded then, so have little to add. One thing is worth noting. Coyne’s complaint is that the government is funding “accommodationism” because one page on the award-winning and widely loved Understanding Evolution website addresses…

Satanism” title=”Richard Dawkins -> Satanism” /> Richard Dawkins has a new book out – for kids no less – and Casey Luskin is on the case. Luskin, you’ll recall is the Disco. ‘tute’s chief pettifogger (in the classical sense), and his tendency to work himself into uncanny heights of excitement over every new creationist argument…

On Civility

Just under a year ago, I quoted and endorsed Stephen Post’s argument that lack of civility isn’t the problem we face in society, that incivility is a symptom, not an end unto itself. Civility matters, and there are good reasons to urge people to be more civil in their interactions, and to model that behavior…

The Discovery Institute is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Darwin on Trial, the mediocre book that inspired their movement. As part of the celebration, David Berlinski pounded out one of his typical droning missives from his recliner in Paris. As happens so often with the Disco. ‘tute, there’s little novelty to the argument, but along…

More misogyny from the Disco. ‘tute

Disco. ‘tute president Bruce Chapman is upset. There are ladies with their bloomers in a twist over something or other that they claim Herman Cain said. Let’s read Chapman and see if we can guess what Cain is supposed to have done: A number of significant insights are emerging from the charges of sex harassment…