Deconstructing Discovery

DECONSTRUCTING DISCOVERY….Denis Hayes, director of the Bullitt Foundation, describes the Discovery Institute sarcastically as

the institutional love child of Ayn Rand and Jerry Falwell.

That’s wrong on so many levels ? and yet so right ? that it should be engraved on a plaque somewhere.

The rest of the article, about how Discovery morphed from a wonkish foundation concerned with regional issues into a money-driven shill for rich Christian conservatives, is a decent introduction to the organization that’s been more responsible than any other for promoting Intelligent Design to a credulous world. It’s worth reading if this story is new to you.

Alternatively, you can wait a couple of weeks and read Chris Mooney’s The Republican War on Science. Chapter 11 is a more comprehensive account of the whole sad tale.