Getting the Help the Discovery Institute Deserves

Recently, the Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture announced a new Senior Fellow, radio talk show host Michael Medved.

Chapman saluted Medved “as the national radio host—make that ‘media host’—who is best able to understand science issues, including the current conflict over Darwinism and intelligent design. He’s very smart, quick and resourceful. Yet he also is respectful of those he disagrees with.”

Perhaps Medved’s induction into the ranks of DI CRSC Fellows was helped along by his recent article on how the USA’s reputation should not be considered diminished by its adoption of slavery. Fortunately, I don’t have to engage in deconstruction of this odious dreck, the Sadly, No! blog has taken on that job and dispatched it. As an example of argumentative and persuasive writing, Medved’s effort there consisted of a farrago of irrelevancies, non sequiturs, misrepresentations, and whoppers.

It looks like he’ll fit right in.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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