It’s largely an ad hominem attack on the Discovery Institute. To devote this much space (it is a lengthy article), the NY Times must sense a real threat to the dominant naturalistic culture which is promoted in the name of science.
August 21, 2005
Politicized Scholars Put Evolution on the Defensive
By JODI WILGOREN
SEATTLE - When President Bush plunged into the debate over the teaching of evolution this month, saying, “both sides ought to be properly taught,” he seemed to be reading from the playbook of the Discovery Institute, the conservative think tank here that is at the helm of this newly volatile frontier in the nation’s culture wars . . .