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December 07, 2005

Lack of intelligent reporting on Intelligent Design

From the Christian Post...

Calling it a misrepresentation of Kansas curriculum standards, a senior fellow at the pro-intelligent design Discovery Institute criticized the reporting in a recent story that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times.

John G. West, a political scientist and Associate Director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture pointed out that an article titled “Intelligent Design Might Soon Meet Its Maker” by Laurie Goodstein erroneously reported that that recent changes in the Kansas science standards required the use of intelligent design, even after he says he provided her with the relevant documents to the contrary.

“This isn't merely a case of sloppy reporting,” wrote West in Evolution News & Views, a website dedicated to analysis of media coverage about the evolution debate. “When Ms. Goodstein interviewed me, I emphasized that the Kansas standards do not include intelligent design.”

West has previously written about similar incidents involving the Kansas standards by other major media outlets including the Washington Post and Bloomberg news.

I have to point out the irony of the CP's story on other media outlets getting things wrong includes a link they claim is to Evolution News & Views, yet is actually to one of those fake, search sites people set up on domains they think someone will go to by accident.

Nonetheless it's still amusing that the people who want to lament about lowered standards (zealots for the religion of Evolution), seem to have little themselves.

Posted by Danny Carlton at December 7, 2005 05:34 AM

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