I bopped over there, and found the original article, which has the same sidebar. I left a comment for them, and asked why they ran content verbatim from a fringe group without running the answers NCSE put together.
Today, I got a nice note from the reporter. He said:
Thanks for your note on the evolution story. We ran the sidebar to illustrate the types of questions being raised by critics. I'm not sure if space would have allowed for published responses to all 10, but you ask the right question, and your point is well-taken.A couple things.
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
- The title of the DI piece (written by the oft-debunked Jonathan Wells) is "Ten Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher."
- The title of the sidebar is "What some students are asking their biology teachers."
- The latter implies a spontaneity that doesn't exist.
- The sidebar acknowledges that the Discovery Institute is the source, but fails to explain DI's agenda.
- They don't note the fact that these are questions DI wants students to ask, not that they necessarily are asking.
- They attribute the questions to students, not critics.