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Friday, August 05, 2005

The Cunning Politics of Intelligent Design

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.

Okay, not really. But there is a great discussion going on over at Bloodless about the whole Intelligent Design thing Bush revived with his ill-advised endeavor to suggest that ID deserves equal time with evolution in the nation's science classrooms.

The most recent post, an excellent discussion by Binky, takes on a Krugman column, which in turn raises the deleterious effect of the he-said-she-said school of journalistic "objectivity" on debates pitting science against pseudo-science, which manages to so significantly confuse the polloi that sure-fire losing arguments become contenders.

(See also the thread that started the Bloodless discussion to begin with.)

2 Comments:

Anonymous binky said...

I think we're blushing over at the 'coup.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous binky said...

More good stuff:

Wolcott and PZ Myers.

1:59 PM  

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