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.

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