The central issue for theists in the debate over Darwin is whether evolution is really unguided.
Many of us remember Pravda and Izvestia, the official propaganda organs of the former USSR.
A University of Washington evolutionary biologist brags that he works to destroy faith in his classes.
The only real motivation for holding to MN is to keep the bad guys at bay, as an all-purpose "Press Button in Case of Emergency" defeater for ideas like intelligent design.
The resulting story is a tricky mix of honest and not-so-honest reporting that is bound to mislead people.