Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Quote of the Day: "The Whole Goal is to Support 'Freedom of Thought'"

"In weeks to come, I will gladly explain how I believe we should go about destroying the Discovery Institute. And the whole goal is to support 'freedom of thought.' -- Steve Matheson, June 23, 2010.


xn--hrfn-woa said...

I think he meant this one for you Ricky:

"Finally, if you're here from the Cesspool [aka the Uncommon Descent blog] or from the Discovery Institute, or if you came to cry about how I'm not nice enough to your favorite personage, just be aware that the Jolly Roger is still flying and my business is unfinished."

xn--hrfn-woa said...

And, since we're doing Steve Matheson quotes, this is part of what he said in his open letter to Stephen Meyer:

"Your Discovery Institute is a horrific mistake, an epic intellectual tragedy that is degrading the minds of those who consume its products and bringing dishonor to you and to the church. It is for good reason that Casey Luskin is held in such extreme contempt by your movement's critics, and there's something truly sick about the pattern of attacks that your operatives launched in the weeks after the Biola event. It's clear that you have a cadre of attack dogs that do this work for you, and some of them seem unconstrained by standards of integrity. I can't state this strongly enough: the Discovery Institute is a dangerous cancer on the Christian intellect, both because of its unyielding commitment to dishonesty and because of its creepy mission to undermine science itself. I'd like to see you do better, but I have no such hope for your institute. It needs to be destroyed, and I will do what I can to bring that about."

I think that might give some idea why Matheson thinks that "destroying the Discovery Institute" supports "freedom of thought".

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"