Saturday, September 17, 2005


DI's Martyr Complex

"When I called the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, intelligent design's intellectual home base," writes Patrick Kennedy, a sophomore chemistry and political science major, in the Johns Hopkins Newsletter, "nobody -- not the researchers, not public relations, not the front desk -- could so much as outline an experiment pertaining to the explanations their organization has promoted since 1996."

Kennedy also takes a look at Discovery's martyr complex and finds it less than convincing:
The downtrodden revolutionary status that intelligent design's disciples love to claim is sketchy at best. After all, few scientific martyrs have been openly supported by the president of the United States, the Senate majority leader and cardinals from the Catholic Church.


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