Nothing to See Here!

Inquiring Minds Dare Not Question Dominant Narratives

A potential industrial threat to right whales, poor forest management in California, and intelligent design theorist William Dembski’s 1998 Cambridge University Press monograph The Design Inference—what do these three things have in common? Each was found to dilute or challenge a dominant narrative, spurring mainstream gatekeepers to pursue a nothing-to-see-here, just-keep- moving-along strategy.

Let’s take each of the three in turn.

Green Energy vs. Right Whales

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) notes that the right whale “is one of the most endangered large whale species in the world” and concedes that ocean-based windfarm technology can...


PhD, is Executive Editor of Discovery Institute Press and a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is the author or coauthor of numerous works, including Intelligent Design Uncensored, The Hobbit Party, A Meaningful World, and the new intelligent design young-adult novel The Farm at the Center of the Universe with astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #67, Winter 2023 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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