Fear and Loathing from the Discovery Institute

Very early this morning, the Discovery Institute's Rob Crowther posted [an article](http://www.evolutionnews.org/2008/01/in_texas_here_comes_the_rain_a.html) over at the DI's "why's everyone always picking on us" blog. I'm not exactly sure what inspired Rob to get some work done late on a Saturday night, but the result is an article that's so chock full of hysterically absurd misrepresentations and bizarre claims that it's impossible to resist the urge to comment.

The apparent cause for Rob's rant was his displeasure with [an op-ed](http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/stories/01/24/0125science_edit.html) that was published in the Austin American-Statesman on Friday. The op-ed was written by the past-president, president, and president-elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, on behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the organization. In the op-ed, they noted that recent events in Texas have caused many scientists in the state to become more concerned about attacks on science education, and stated that the position of their organization is that Intelligent Design is not science, and should not be taught as such. The authors' position is clearly stated and their tone is reasonable. That's what I thought when I read it, anyway.

Rob Crowther disagrees. In fact, he thinks that the authors of the op-ed compared the Intelligent Design movement to Nazis. His reasoning is so completely and utterly insane that it defies the imagination.

[Read more at The Questionable Authority, where comments may be left.](http://scienceblogs.com/authority/2008/01/fear_and_loathing_from_the_dis.php#more)