Rewriting History: Museum Fails to Disclose Own Role in Social Darwinism
The Museum’s current exhibit glancingly mentions eugenics as an aberration, but this so-called aberration was supported by most of America’s elite universities and scientists for several decades. In 1932, for example, the AMNH itself played official host for a scientific meeting titled the “Third International Congress of Eugenics,” and in conjunction with that meeting the Museum mounted an extensive public exhibition uncritically extolling the “science” of eugenics (much in the same way the current exhibit uncritically extolls neo-Darwinism). Read the rest at Evolution News & Views, www.evolutionnews.org.
Nature Magazines’s Choice Blogger Has Heaps of Fun with the Crucifixion
The media endlessly inspect the religious affiliations of Darwin critics, of course, supposedly because a scientist’s religious views can be used to discount his scientific views. But, in contrast, they do not show us the views of the proselytizing atheists who host so many of the Darwinist organizations and websites, leading so much of the the Darwinist campaign against ID. Read the rest at Evolution News & Views, www.evolutionnews.org.
he New York Times published a letter from the president of Discovery Institute, Bruce Chapman, correcting Laurie Goodstein’s piece “Intelligent Design Might Be Meeting Its Maker.” In addition to the misinformation Chapman notes, the story also passed along an error concerning the Templeton Foundation.
Nature Magazine Promotes Darwinist who Favors Using Brass Knuckles on ID Proponents
Nature magazine is promoting rabid ID critic PZ Myers as a science blog guru. This is the Myers who wrote about ID proponents on his blog: ” I say, screw the polite words and careful rhetoric. It¹s time for scientists to break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles, and get out there and hammer on the lunatics and idiots.” Read the rest at Evolution News & Views, www.evolutionnews.org
Academic Persecution of Scientists and Scholars Researching Intelligent Design is a Dangerous and Growing Trend
“There is a disturbing trend of scientists, teachers, and students coming under attack for expressing support in the theory of intelligent design, or even just questioning evolution,” said Robert Crowther director of communications for Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. “ Discovery Institute hosted a briefing for the media on academic freedom at the National Press Club today, featuring a prominent for his views on intelligent design, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez of Iowa State University. Read more at Evolution News & Views, online at www.evolutionnews.org.