Ok, I normally find it annoying how the flagship of the intelligent design movement, the Discovery Institute, is absolutely propoganda-laden, but this one just deserves special attention. This time, Rob Crowther on the DI’s media complaints division is going after a recent article by Cornelia Dean of the NY Times.
Let’s take a look at what Crowther says…
First, Dean mistakenly refers to intelligent design as the “ideological cousin of creationism.” It is not.
Sure it is. Design implies the act of creating, does it not? Intelligent design is exclusively a religious political movement, is it not? Intelligent design was born from the failure of creation science, was it not?
Second, she makes this incredible assertion without anything to back it up: “Although researchers may argue about its details, the theory of evolution is the foundation for modern biology, and there is no credible scientific challenge to it as an explanation for the diversity and complexity of life on earth.”
Who needs to back that factual statement up with data?
“Media bias in action,” says Crowther. Wrong.