PZ Myers posted Entry 3041 on April 6, 2007 10:56 AM.
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Jonathan Wells apparently felt the sting of my rebuttal of his assertions about Hox gene structure, because he has now repeated his erroneous interpretations at Dembski's creationist site. His strategy is to once again erect a straw man version of biologist's claims about genetic structure, show that biologists have refuted his dummy, and claim victory. The only real question here is whether he actually believes his historical revisions of what we've known about Hox genes, in which case he is merely ignorant, or whether he is knowingly painting a false picture, in which case he is a malicious fraud.

Continue reading "Wells on Hox structure: making the same mistakes over and over again" (on Pharyngula)

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Comment #168435

Posted by harold on April 6, 2007 12:12 PM (e)

I’m glad Wells came up again, there was a point I forgot to make last time.

I’ve often commented that ID is ultimately neither scientific nor religious, but merely a political movement.

It’s already failed its purpose (to pander to fundamentalists by “court-proofing creationism”), but its inventors have to do something for a living, and the extreme right wing loyally cuts checks for them.

As if further proof was needed, Wells’ latest book is published by Regnery. That’s essentially an admission that he’s not even trying to persuade the general public, but merely to posture for (and cheat money out of) the Limbaugh-listening crowd.

http://www.regnery.com/

Comment #168460

Posted by David B. Benson on April 6, 2007 2:29 PM (e)

harold — not the extreme right wing.

The extreme wrong wing!

Comment #168475

Posted by Fross on April 6, 2007 4:48 PM (e)

so the guy chosen by Rev. Moon to “battle Darwinism” is still trying to battle Darwinism?

You don’t say?

Comment #168478

Posted by daenku32 on April 6, 2007 4:59 PM (e)

Someone should send Wells link to careerbuilder.com. I think he needs a new employer. But I do understand that he doesn’t want to burn his bridges when his current job pays so well, and that whatever other career he wanted to start he would have to start at the entry-level.

Comment #168505

Posted by PoxyHowzes on April 6, 2007 9:08 PM (e)

Sorry, daenku32, but he’s never left the entry level in his current job (overcoming Darwinism). He’s not gonna look too great on careerbuilder.com.