Intro to Jon Wells’ “Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and ID” at Panda’s Thumb

Check it out here. I mentioned previously that I’ll be reviewing another chapter of the book in the future, and PZ has a write-up of the chapter on developmental biology here (that will be posted to Panda’s Thumb in the coming days), and he also has some suggestions here on how bloggers can help make the rebuttals to this nonsense stand out. As Reed notes in his introduction to the book:

The Discovery Institute is the epicenter of “intelligent design” activism, which took a major blow when Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District effectively declared it religiously motivated pseudoscience, unfit for public schools. Now in this first year after Dover, the “intelligent design” activists have been busy picking up the pieces, trying to hide their defeat in Dover behind a “new” marketing campaign. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, for which the Discovery Institute is holding a party, is part of this marketing campaign, and because of all this, one might reasonably argue that, in addition to the author and the publisher, the Discovery Institute bears responsibility for the poor quality of this book.

This is just another step in the Discovery Institute’s PR campaign, and however y’all can lend a hand to make it less effective is certainly welcome. Keep an eye on science blogs and Panda’s Thumb in the next two weeks for the chapter takedowns, and promote them as much as you can.

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