The proponents of Darwinian evolution have consistently informed us that those who question Darwin's claims are not scientists. Some of them used to be scientists (example: Michael Behe and Jonthan Wells) because they accepted Darwinian evolution and some of them even authored popular textbooks in support of evolutionary theory (Dean Kenyon). But now, none of them are scientists anymore. They lost all their credentials when they questioned Darwin's claims because, as we all know, Charles Darwin is the father of science and nothing in science could ever make sense without his solid theory. If you reject Darwin, well, you might as well be a monkey.
In 2006, another great scientist fell from the ranks. Dr. Richard Sternberg of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. was considered to be a great scientist. In 2004, however, he decided to publish a paper entitled "The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories." The problem here was that the author of the paper was Dr. Stephen C. Meyer. Nevermind that Meyer has a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from Cambridge University and also holds degrees in geology. What matters is that Meyer is the Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Washington. This means that nothing Meyer ever says, writes, or does will be true because he is one of those who question Darwin.
As for Sternberg? He lost his job at the Smithsonian Institute in what turned out to be a multi-party scandal. He should have seen this coming, however, because everyone knows that publishing a paper for the dark side is an unforgivable offense.
The United States Congress didn't think so, however. Late in December 2006, the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform issued a report entitled "Intolerance and the Politicization of Science at the Smithsonian" condemning what happened to Sternberg. But of course, that was passed under a Republican-controlled Congress and therefore only reinforces the idea that intelligent design is supported by the same nut-jobs who put us in Iraq.
Moral of the story? Just say no to intelligent design. If anyone approaches you and asks you what you think about evolution, tell them you have to walk your goldfish and get out of that situation. The evil forces are out there and they want you to be able to think. But what they don't tell you is that when you think on your own--you won't be spoonfed that delightful Darwinian dogma anymore (which is now in multiple flavors!).
For the entire story on what has become known as the "Sternberg Affair," please go here.