Wells on Hox structure: making the same mistakes over and over again


Jonathan Wells apparently felt the sting of my rebuttal of his assertions about Hox gene structure, because he has now repeated his erroneous interpretations at Dembski's creationist site. His strategy is to once again erect a straw man version of biologist's claims about genetic structure, show that biologists have refuted his dummy, and claim victory. The only real question here is whether he actually believes his historical revisions of what we've known about Hox genes, in which case he is merely ignorant, or whether he is knowingly painting a false picture, in which case he is a malicious fraud.

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I’m glad Wells came up again, there was a point I forgot to make last time.

I’ve often commented that ID is ultimately neither scientific nor religious, but merely a political movement.

It’s already failed its purpose (to pander to fundamentalists by “court-proofing creationism”), but its inventors have to do something for a living, and the extreme right wing loyally cuts checks for them.

As if further proof was needed, Wells’ latest book is published by Regnery. That’s essentially an admission that he’s not even trying to persuade the general public, but merely to posture for (and cheat money out of) the Limbaugh-listening crowd.


harold — not the extreme right wing.

The extreme wrong wing!

so the guy chosen by Rev. Moon to “battle Darwinism” is still trying to battle Darwinism?

You don’t say?

Someone should send Wells link to careerbuilder.com. I think he needs a new employer. But I do understand that he doesn’t want to burn his bridges when his current job pays so well, and that whatever other career he wanted to start he would have to start at the entry-level.

Sorry, daenku32, but he’s never left the entry level in his current job (overcoming Darwinism). He’s not gonna look too great on careerbuilder.com.

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