Thursday, May 15, 2008

Taking Apart the DI's List of Dissenters

For an idea of how dishonest these lists of dissenters are, take a look at this video which researches the backgrounds of the scientists on the Discovery Institute's dissenters list, as well as attempts to contact the scientists to see if they truly doubt evolution. The figures:

101 people on the list, including park rangers, mathematicians, people who work for law schools, and the single largest group, computer scientists.

39 biologists and people in biology-related fields

16 responded

2 truly doubt evolution

So on a list proporting to be scientists that doubt evolution, a whopping 2% were confirmed to be both in biologicially related fields and truly doubted evolution. That's about what should be expected from the Discovery Institute: 2% reality, 98% bullshit.

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