Friday, January 4, 2008

The National Academy of Science Bait and Switch Maneuver

NYTimes reports the National Academy of Science has a new 70 page textbook out for the lay public entitled "Science, Evolution and Creation". While on the one hand those who worked on it assert that "... acceptance of evolution does not require abandoning belief in God" and the book itself even suggests " “attempts to pit science and religion against each other create controversy where none needs to exist.”; ...the book then is said to go on and "denounces the arguments for a form of creationism called intelligent design, calling them devoid of evidence, 'disproven' or 'simply false.'"

While most are familiar with arguments that seek to allow evolution within a religious framework, this still seems to be a means of softpedaling or fooling the public through pandering appeasement into blindly accepting their product which continues to be filled with their same propaganda... or what's better known as the ol' bait and switch technique.

Since when did it become the business of scientists to engage in public relations to sell their work and to produce reports aimed at acceptance by special groups? That's what happens when scientists go beyond presenting the evidence and begin marketing their own presumptions and prejudices.

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