[Marxism] The tentacles of the creationist movement

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Sun Aug 21 10:50:11 MDT 2005

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 10:18:38 -0400 Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> writes:
> NY Times, August 21, 2005
> Politicized Scholars Put Evolution on the Defensive

Also, the "good" in, and allied with, the Discovery Institute
have been attempting to create a brouhah over the
dismissal of Richard von Sternberg’s dismissal
from the Smithsonian Institute (although as it
turns out, he was never actually an employee
of the Smithsonian).  Sternberg had
earlier angered his colleagues because he
used his position as editor at the
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
(which is published by the Smithsonian) to
publish in that journal an article by
Stephen Meyer promoting ID theory,
thus making it possible for the ID
people to claim that they had indeed
finally managed to publish ID-oriented
research in a peer-reviewd scientific
journal, something which they had
never been able to do before.
Sternberg came under criticism from
scientific colleagues for allegedly
abusing his position as editor of
the journal to subvert the peer-review
process in order to get Meyer's
article published.


There are lots of critiques of ID theory that one
can find online. Some pieces critiquing
ID theory by my friend Tom Clark can be
found at:

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