Discovery Institute: Wildly Spinning to Defend Expelled

As we’ve reported earlier, Scientific American has published a blistering review of Ben Stein’s creationist documentary, Expelled. You can find it here: Ben Stein’s Expelled: No Integrity Displayed.

Casey Luskin, one of the least scientifically capable of the Discoveroids at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, has just posted the first installment of what promises to be a long assault on the science community’s criticism of Expelled. His blog entry is here: Michael Shermer’s Fact-Free Attack on Expelled Exposes Intolerance of Darwinists towards Pro-Intelligent Design Scientists (Part 1), and we’ll give you a few excerpts with our Curmudgeonly commentary.

Scientific American has a long history of opposing intelligent design (ID), so it comes as no surprise that they have tasked their columnist Michael Shermer with the job of attacking Expelled

Hey, Casey! That’s why they have the word “Scientific” in their name.

Shermer’s day job is literally being a professional skeptic.

Hey, Casey! What’s your day job? Oh, right — you’re a paid, full-time blogger for the Discoveroids. Whoopie!

Shermer certainly has a huge stake in the debate over this film—in fact, it seems that his entire worldview, livelihood, and de-conversion experience [it seems that Shermer was once a born-again Christian] depend heavily upon the veracity of Darwinian evolution.

Hey, Casey! Every rational human has a stake in the debate over this film. For a detailed explanation of why, check out my earlier article in this blog: Discovery Institute: Enemies of the Enlightenment.

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