Saturday, February 28, 2009
When in Rome
Stephen Meyer, a cofounder of the Discoveryless Institute and director of its Center for Science and Culture, is on a road trip:
An American scientist and co-founder of the renowned Discovery Institute says Shrewsbury should be proud of its most famous son Charles Darwin - despite disagreeing with many of his ideas.
Although being among those responsible for forming the intelligent design movement, which challenges Darwin's theory of evolution, Stephen Meyer, of Seattle, said he had huge respect for the work carried out by the naturalist.
And the DI is "renowned" in about the same way Bonnie and Clyde were.
But mostly I wonder just how proud Meyer really thinks Shrewsburyians should be of Darwin, considering what the DI keeps saying about him and his work, as in this example:
Richard Weikart: Darwinism was a central, guiding principle of Nazi ideology, especially of Hitler's own world view.
Janus would be proud.
I think Mr. Pieret needs something where he (and/or others) can just go over there to the quote mine index and just type in a bunch of stuff anytime he feels like it. Just as if it were a blog or a wiki or something like that.
386sx, content management systems are a bit annoying to build from scratch, so hopefully it won't be necessary, but we'll see.
I don't know if mediawiki would be the way to go or not. (It does have pretty good ACL permissions and whatnot.)
I don't know a lot about that stuff. I don't know if it would be right for talkorigins or not. Just sayin...