Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Controversy Over the Controversy
"As evolution... shifts out of scientific realms and into political and legal ones, it ceases to be covered by context-oriented science reporters and is instead bounced to political pages, opinion pages, and television news. And all these venues, in their various ways, tend to deemphasize the strong scientific case in favor of evolution and instead lend credence to the notion that a growing “controversy” exists over evolutionary science. This notion may be politically convenient, but it is false," write Chris Mooney and Matthew C. Nisbet in an article titled "Undoing Darwin" in the Columbia Journalism Review.