The NCSE is a group that wants to help soften up the religious community on behalf of Darwinian evolution. And this was their bright idea on how to do it? Wow.
There was little scientific substance in the presentation, particularly on the subject of evolution. Instead, Dr. Scott attempted to draw parallels between the political strategies employed by Darwin skeptics (whom she seems to think are all creationists) and Climate Change skeptics (whom she pejoratively labeled “deniers”).
Bad news for “those trying to refashion Darwin into a religious believer whose evolutionary theory is no threat to religion, especially to traditional forms of Christianity.”
Eugenie Scott conveniently claims that the courts have insulated evolution from any form of critique in public schools — but the law proves her wrong.
You don’t need to be an ID proponent or a Darwin-doubter to be troubled by dogmatic teaching of evolution in the classroom: just ask Martin Gaskell.