For a long time, it has been regarded by many that proponents of Intelligent Design are at best ignorant and at worst actively seeking to deceive the general public. The inability of such folk to understand the requirements for something to be a recognised scientific theory, the reliance on arguments that have been critically demolished and even massive defeats in courts of law. One of the main websites seeking to promote Intelligent Design seems to have been caught out performing an act of dishonesty by another blogger; one ‘Dale Husband’ in his post ‘A fake evolution site’.
At a casual glance, ‘Evolution News and Views‘ is set up in an attempt to be an unbiased site reporting on events regarding the Scientific Field of Evolution Study. However, it the charade soon becomes undone to anyone who takes a decent look at it.
For starters, the Discovery Institute is well known for gross misrepresentation of data and facts for some time now and therefore the inclusion of their name in the header images does nothing to encourage feelings of credibility. The site also boasts an advertisement for a book by Michael Behe – a proponent of Intelligent Design whose own credibility is shockingly low, stemming from the his own statements where he claimed knowledge but had not actually read much material, his holding on to claims of ‘irreducable complexity’ when not one example has yet to be found and so on. In short, the Dover trial at which his arguments and theories were more or less obliterated also did the same to any credibility he may have previously had.
But the real killer is when you look at the type of articles being produced at the Evolution News and Views website itself. All such stories clearly possess varying degrees of bias, to the point of the rediculous. Dale Husband covers this area quite nicely in his blog already, no point repeating the same points here.
In short; the site, Discovery Institute and whoever made that laughably biased website are either ignorant, liars or deceivers depending solely on your perspective.