Over on the Panda’s Thumb, the PT Bar Crew is taking down Jonathan Wells’s new propaganda publication, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Reed Cartwright led off with an introduction, which will add a table of contents linking to each of the chapter critiques as they are posted to PT. Burt Humburg followed with his critique of Chapter 1, taking Wells’s to task on his vague and inconsistent use of words, and persistent refusal to say what, exactly, intelligent design is. PZ Myers weighs in with a critique of Chapter 3, wherein he reveals various quotemining by Wells and convenient overlooking of the facts of embryology.
Most of the rest of the chapter critiques will follow over the next two to three weeks. Be sure to tune in. Alan Gishlick and I are working on Chapter 2, and perhaps Mike Dunford will join us after he polishes off two other chapters himself. Mark Perakh already has a critique up at TalkReason concerning Wells’s perverse misuse of the Lysenko affair in the Soviet Union. This will be reposted to PT a bit later. Check it out.