Tagged: Discovery Institute

Polite but Firm - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 16, 2013

Since I started blogging, I’ve often thought about the best way to deal with those pushing pseudoscientific ideas. Sometimes when faced with particularly vicious and irrational attacks on science and scientists, there is the temptation to respond in kind. I don’t think this is the answer – science is all about discussing the evidence for different ideas (hypotheses) in order … Read More

Pulling the wool over the eyes of the faithful - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 20, 2012

Occasionally I watch videos, or listen to podcasts, distributed by the Intelligent design crowd at the Discovery Institute. So, I wasted a few minutes on this video below where one of their tame scientists, Ann Gauger, spoke “authoritatively” on population … Continue reading → … Read More

Designer spin II - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 10, 2011

Logo Credit: LOLcats tradition Another area of political spin by intelligent design (ID) proponents is their claim to actually be doing scientific research on ID. Biologic Institute This was the Discovery Institute’s motive for setting up the Seattle-based Biologic Institute … Continue reading → … Read More

Creationism, climate change and scientific denialism - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 22, 2010

Strange how one keeps coming across familiar people. Last week I was shocked to read Andrew Bolt’s article on the Global Atheist Convention (see Speakers true love of hatred). He wasn’t there and those of us that were recognised his article as full of distortions, misinformation and lies. Then I realised he is one [...] … Read More