Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Discovery Institute's "Wedge Document" -- a wolf in sheep's clothing

Politicized Scholars Put Evolution on the Defensive - New York Times

The Discovery Institute likes to present itself as a voice of skeptical reason. A New York Times article exposes the snout of the wolf:
These successes follow a path laid in a 1999 Discovery manifesto known as the Wedge Document, which sought 'nothing less than the overthrow of materialism and its cultural legacies' in favor of a 'broadly theistic understanding of nature.'
Materialism is code-word for "secular humanism" or "the enlightenment".

The Discovery Institute's mission is to undo science.

As of today there are only over 700 hits in Google on the "wedge document". Good. Let's get that document up front and center.

BTW, the NYT article is a bit of a muddle. I wonder if the editor hacked it up, it seems to switch directions rather abruptly.

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