Wedge Document

The Wedge document was posted some time ago on the Internet, and it explains the paranoia behind IDiocy and the Religious Wrong's conservative political activism.


The New Yorker: PRINTABLES:
"In 1999, a document from the Discovery Institute was posted, anonymously, on the Internet. This Wedge Document, as it came to be called, described not only the institute’s long-term goals but its strategies for accomplishing them. The document begins by labelling the idea that human beings are created in the image of God “one of the bedrock principles on which Western civilization was built.” It goes on to decry the catastrophic legacy of Darwin, Marx, and Freud—the alleged fathers of a “materialistic conception of reality” that eventually “infected virtually every area of our culture.” The mission of the Discovery Institute’s scientific wing is then spelled out: “nothing less than the overthrow of materialism and its cultural legacies.” It seems fair to conclude that the Discovery Institute has set its sights a bit higher than, say, reconstructing the origins of the bacterial flagellum."

This IDiotic document employs a number of paranoid fallacies of logic. IDiocy is not science, and the Wedge Document is not accurate history, psychology, or sociology.

See the original at: The Wedge Strategy : The Wedge: A slideshow of the Discovery Institute's 1998 document outlining a strategy to promote intelligent design : Birth of a Theory:
A brief history of intelligent design
: Discovery's Creation : Creationism's Trojan Horse by Barbara Forrest & Paul R. Gross (in a day that will live in infamy, creationists at TEA fired Chris Comer for passing on an email notification of a talk by Barbara Forrest, Will more Texans open their eyes?, Official Leaves Post as Texas Prepares to Debate Science Education Standards, Evolution and Texas, 1, 2, 3) :



Blogs : The True History of the Wedge : TEA The real scoop on the Texas science curriculum director's resignation, Things are heating up all over the place, Signs that they've overreached?, Forrest addresses the politicization of the Texas Education Agency, Chris Comer on Science Friday, DId you all catch Comer on Science Friday? : Florida too This must be some kind of race :

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