Darwinism and pop culture: Pop fiction discovers the Discovery Institute

That shows, like nothing else, how the design debate is taking off. The previously faceless functionaries at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute get to be villains for the public at large, not just for threatened Darwinists, in a new anti-DI novel, The Book of God and Physics :

The Jesuits aren't the villains in this clash between God and physics. Joven's target is the real-life Discovery Institute, an American think-tank that promotes the theory of intelligent design. Ross King, "Intelligent, By Design," June 9, 2009

I wonder when the film is coming out. Pass the cheese popcorn.

PS: I have met the Discos. They are actually nice people just doin' a job, taking out the Darwin trash that the Darwinists can't take out themselves – on account of their theory having degenerated into a popular cult.

Also just up at The Post-Darwinist:

Darwinism and pop culture: So now it's Darwin poems

Darwinism and popular culture: Birds are not really feathered dinosaurs after all?

Darwinism and pop culture: Darwin was an advocate of Social Darwinism

Darwinism and academic culture: Trashing both the Earth Mother and the Evolving God

Intellectual freedom in Canada: Can't be defamed means can't be believed

Denyse O'Leary is co-author of The Spiritual Brain.

One thought on “Darwinism and pop culture: Pop fiction discovers the Discovery Institute

  1. ringrazio ma non sono giornalista (e smiuracente non di riviste tecnologiche, ch non ne capisco una mazza).amo i videogiochi e mi piace condividerne la passione (passo pi tempo sui forum che a giocare); ho scritto qualche recensione in passato ma per piccoli siti gestiti da amici.al momento i miei due lavori (purtroppo come praticante legale, qui al sud, non si vede un centesimo, diventa necessario un altro impiego part time per sopravvivere) non mi consentono di dedicarmi alle recensioni come vorrei.in ogni cao, sto giusto scrivendo uno speciale su questi primi anni di vita del wii (ma da un punto di vista sociologico, pi che videoludico) partendo dai commenti e dalle osservazioni della comunit di wiitalia.vi far sapere se lo pubblicano.

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