The Seattle Times has turned its eye to the CSC, sensing a chance to localize the story on the national debate over how to teach evolution. It was good to see that reporter Linda Shaw included several things that are often left out or misreported: Specifically I was happy to see that she reported Steve Meyer’s credentials (which rarely happens), portrayed him personally in a positive light, her tone was not histrionic or conspiratorial, she referenced our dissent list, she acknowledged that Darwinists see the Cambrian explosion as a problem (also rarely reported) and distinguished us from young-earth creationists. The biggest problem I have with the story is that she inaccurately defines the theory of intelligent design. She simply uses Read More ›
The New York Times published an opinion piece by Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss chairman of the physics department at Case Western Reserve University, titled When Sentiment and Fear Trump Reason and Reality. In short, Krauss complains about the “marketing” efforts to reconcile science with religion. While he has a lot of contempt for anyone who expresses a religious belief in a public arena, for Kruass the absolute worst are
Last year the producers of The Newshour with Jim Lehrer were seeking out the people hunkered down at ground zero in the debate over evolution: the National Center for Science Education. As soon as the call to the Darwin defenders at the NCSE was placed
The Newshour with Jim Lehrer will have Stephen Meyer as one of several taped guests during their story on the evolution debate tonight on PBS. In most markets The Newshour is aired at 6pm on the local PBS affiliate. You can check stations and schedules at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/. Already the Newshour is off to a rock start focusing on the media’s threadbare creation vs. evolution storyline. It will be interesting to see if reporter Jeffrey Brown is as “straightforward” with the viewers as he presented himself to us more than a month ago when he taped his interview with Dr. Meyer. Creation Conflict Correspondent Jeffrey Brown investigates how some biology teachers are handling the hot button debate over the theory of Read More ›
CSC senior fellow Jonathan Wells e-mailed me to point out that in the March issue of BioScience (the magazine of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, not available without subscription), a pro-Darwin / anti-ID article by Oksana Hlodan has provided us with the silliest item of the month.