WE don’t know what to make of this, so we’ll give you the information and let you decide for yourselves.
To formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Meyer is, as the Heritage notice says, a “Director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle.” But there’s more. In case you’ve forgotten, Wikipedia reminds us about the Peer review controversy:
On 4 August 2004, an article by Meyer appeared in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. On 7 September, the publisher of the journal, the Council of the Biological Society of Washington, released a statement retracting the article as not having met its scientific standards and not peer reviewed. … The journal’s reasons for disavowing the article were denied by Richard Sternberg, the managing editor at the time.
It should also be remembered, as we reported here, that Meyer was one of three creationist “experts” who were on the 6-member panel selected by Don McLeroy to testify before the Texas Board of Education regarding standards for science education.
Why is the Heritage Foundation giving Meyer a prestigious platform from which to speak? We don’t know. But it doesn’t look good.
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