Conservatives have not “always mistrusted science,” and do not now.
The Kitzmiller v. Dover case, venerated each year by the Darwin faithful on the decision’s December 20 anniversary, gave an easy out to critics who were hoping for a convenient way to dismiss intelligent design.
Just before the 2005 Dover case started, the Columbia Journalism Review published an article suggesting that the pro-ID viewpoint should not be fairly represented in the news media.
The post-Dover narrative favored by the Darwin Lobby has it that ID’s education policies were defeated, and it’s been nothing but loss after loss for us ever since.
You can’t attack ID for identifying, but also for not identifying, the designer.