Joined: Oct. 2005
|But Ben Stein is no one's toady. He is a completely free agent who has developed his own unique perspective on this issue.|
Unfortunately con men tell us that these are the easiest people to con.
Did you guys do ANY checking up on the Discovery Institute? Their goals and objectives? Of course we did. We researched them extensively and conducted interviews with numerous Discovery fellows.
Did you interview their critics? Gave people they criticized (basically the science establishment) a chance to rebuff. Spend a weekend reading the archives of Panda's Thumb to see the other side of their various press releases. They also have some interesting critiques of Berlinski.
Please don't think we are being mean. BELIEVING that there may be more to existence than what science has shown is fine and dandy. BELIEVING that some scientist somewhere will find this is also fine. We are more curious as to why hitch your wagon to these particular characters?
It doesn't take much research to discover that these guys are wrong, dishonest or both.
Sternberg -- there was a senate investigation. read the appendix, this guy was pretty odious and would have been sacked from any private company.
Gonzales -- Wasn't expelled just not promoted. Didn't take any students to Doctorate. Brought in hardly any research money, Did hardly any research. He did write the book privileged planet but didn't develop this any further.