Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Times on Discovery Institute

I'll just point at PZ Myers's take on the Politicized Scholars. It's a nice overview, but adds nothing interesting to long-time followers of the Seattle Cabal's antics.

Eschaton summarizes: Shape of the Earth -- Views Differ.

I think it's a little better than that, but I do prefer Denis Hayes's description of DI as "the institutional love child of Ayn Rand and Jerry Falwell." I think that's pretty dead on.

As Kevin Drum writes, it should be inscribed on a plaque somewhere. Would it be impolitic to suggest that it's a fitting epithet? The DI gang seems oddly discombobulated for all their publicity.

Update: Thanks to PZ for pointing out a typo and the possible subconscious implications it might have.