Friday, October 09, 2009
Taking In the Viewpoint
Heh! I reported before that the IMAX theater at the California Science Center in Los Angeles had been rented to show the Discovery Institute's pet piece of propaganda Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Explosion.
Not so fast!
It seems that the Center has cancelled the screening and accompanying prayer tent meeting, entitled "The Darwin Debates: A Forum for Dialogue." The Center cites unspecified "issues related to the contract."
Naturally, the DI is claiming pressure from "Darwinist censors" and from "the Smithsonian Institution, which clearly was upset by publicity promoting the screening that mentioned the true fact that the Science Center is an official 'Smithsonian Affiliate.'”
But most interesting of all is the DI's claim that the Center's action was "viewpoint discrimination."
Funny, I thought ID was science, not a "viewpoint."
Update: Abbie at ERV has a line on what those unspecified "issues related to the contract" might be.
Labels: California Science Center
You don't suppose there's an ulterior motive, do you?
Ah well, live to fight another day, I guess. Or century. 15th century. 1st century, whatever.