Update: Intelligent Design Paper
The controversy over Stephen Meyer’s intelligent design paper (see 09/16/2004 headline) continues. Science printed a brief but dismissive news item claiming its publication was a mistake, but journal editor Rick Sternberg has answered the charges on his personal website. Meyer has responded to criticisms leveled by Richard Monastersky in the Chronicle of Education. The Discovery Institute has provided materials to reporters due to the unprecedented attention this publication has raised.
This is a good chance to study both sides of an issue and do some baloney detecting.