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I'm a software engineer / partner working for a young company in Austin, Texas, USA. I spend most of my free time hanging out with friends and family, eating out, and partying in the Warehouse District. I should spend more time working on my house....

Monday, August 22, 2005

Discovery Institute tool of Christian conservatives!

Not that this should shock anyone. The NY Times has a reasonably good investigative piece about the Discovery Institute. The Discovery Institute for those of you who don't know is the primary engine behind the idea of Intelligent Design. I have written about ID before here and here.

The article in the Times is pretty good, but doesn't do a good enough job of pointing out that they are basically promoting teaching religion instead of science. Intelligent design is not science. It is not science based. It has no scientific theories. It is philosophy. It makes false claims about what evolution is and what evidence exists for evolution. It is making people dumber, less analytical, and attacking real science. They may have good intentions (in their own minds), but they are hurting America.


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