Intelligent Design

The Discovery Institute Weighs In On Dover

A Discovery Institute press release whines:

SEATTLE — “The Dover decision is an attempt by an activist federal judge to stop the spread of a scientific idea and even to prevent criticism of Darwinian evolution through government-imposed censorship rather than open debate, and it won’t work,” said Dr. John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute

From the decision in the Dover case:

Those who disagree with our holding will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge. If so, they will have erred as this is manifestly not an activist Court.

The DI press release goes on to say:

“He has conflated Discovery Institute’s position with that of the Dover school board, and he totally misrepresents intelligent design and the motivations of the scientists who research it.”

I’m getting pretty tired of the IDiots whining about ID being “misrepresented”. Here, they had the chance to lay out the case for ID and against evolution, as they’ve been fantasizing for years. They had Bill Dembski lined up as an expert witness, but it was the defense — i.e., the ID side, not the science side — that pulled him. They were given several days to explain what ID is and isn’t, and to convince a Bush-appointed judge that there’s something to it. The only caveats being that the other side is allowed to ask probing questions, and you’re not allowed to lie.

Or is that what they mean by “misrepresented”?