SMU and the DI’s new IDC Show

Southern Methodist University (SMU) Professor John G. Wise attended a Discovery Institute (DI) presentation held on the SMU campus recently. The DI was out advocating those arguments we know from “intelligent design” creationism (IDC) again, but they don’t seem to be able to quite get things right in their critiques. Prof. Wise has provided them with an extensive critique of their effort. It makes for good reading, so have a look.

I should note that getting a question answered by the DI Fellows has gotten harder over the years. Note that when the DI launched its “Explore Evolution” textbook, Paul Nelson said at the Panda’s Thumb that the DI would see about setting up online discussion about the book. Within a couple of hours, I had created a topic for open discussion of “Explore Evolution” at the “After the Bar Closes” forum. We are now years down the line from that, and all the DI has done is create a “site” that says “Further Discussion” in the title, but is comprised entirely of the DI responding to criticism of the book seen elsewhere. Anybody accused by the DI of not being forthright about questions should bring this incident up.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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