August 23, 2005

We're Just the Media!

The New York Times' big series about evolution and creationist design is by turns horrifying and hilarious—hilarious in the sense of "Oh my god they really did run a 'Views on Shape of Earth Differ' article"—but I don't know which word to use to classify this little paragraph:
Together, [the intelligent design hucksters] have mounted a politically savvy challenge to evolution as the bedrock of modern biology, propelling a fringe academic movement onto the front pages and putting Darwin's defenders firmly on the defensive.
Yes, those creationists must have just magically appeared on the front pages, all by themselves!
-- Brad Plumer 11:02 AM || ||