- The Loom
Advances in Deception
If you’d like an example of the latest rhetorical tricks being used by antievolutionists, you can’t do better than this press release issued today from the Discovery Institute. The Minnesota legistlature has to choose between two drafts of state science standards written by a committee. A minority of the committee wrote the second draft, which requires that "weaknesses" of evolution be taught. The Discovery Institute (a well-funded cryptocreationist outfit) is trying to mess with biology class, as it has in states across the country.
DI would like to convince us that science is like politics–that there is a middle ground, surrounded on either side by the radical fringe. And DI would also like you to believe that they occupy that