EVERYONE has heard of Wedge Document, the grand plan of the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids). Here’s a copy of it from the website of the National Center for Science Education: The Wedge Document. There’s also an informative article in Wikipedia: Wedge strategy.
The Wedge Document was a key piece of evidence in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. That Wikipedia article about the case has a great deal of worthwhile background information. The court’s website with the 139 page opinion (pdf file) is here: TAMMY KITZMILLER, et al., Plaintiffs, v. DOVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al., Defendants.
We wrote this article: Kitzmiller v. Dover: What’s the Wedge Document?, which quotes extensively from Judge Jones’ well-crafted opinion. Here are a few excerpts which quote the opinion itself, with color added by us for emphasis:
Those were the court’s findings, after hearing witness from both sides under oath. But now that Kitzmiller has been decided, what’s the position of the Discoveroids? They’re following the same old strategy we described here: Deny, Deny, Deny! You know how it goes: “Admit nothing, deny everything, and make counter-accusations.”
Shortly after the Kitzmiller decision, they posted a 19-page pdf file at their website: The “Wedge Document”: “So What?” It’s difficult reading — quite painful, actually. They selectively go through the Wedge Document and attempt to spin it so that it doesn’t say what it clearly says.
We’d like to give you a few excerpts so you can appreciate their efforts, but their tract appears to be copy-protected. We can’t quote from it without painstakingly re-typing their prose, and that’s too much work. If you want to see their primitive attempt at new-age apologetics, click over to the Discoveroid site and read their statement — as much as you can endure. We’ve read it. We think Judge Jones got it right.
And speaking of Judge Jones, don’t forget — Kitzmiller was decided on 20 December 2005. That means Kitzmas is only one week away.
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