A fellow hack phoned me the other night to advise that I am a minor feature in a Canadian book called The Armageddon Factor by one Marci McDonald. The book makes me out to be vastly more important than I am in the intelligent design controversy. This is, of course, in the cause of insisting that traditional Christians pose a major threat to Canada.
Apparently, if you go to church, you have no business voting or running for office.
I was called in from weeding the garden by my mom, due to my friend’s call, and later listened, bewildered, at the prose written about me, portraying me as a much more important figure than I am – all in the cause of tales of a conspiracy.
Briefly, I am a hack journalist who follows the intelligent design controversy as my major beat. I started to do so because no one else was following it, and I noted an inverted news funnel. People were proclaiming ID dead every day, but the number of news stories about it was growing.
I broke some key stories, but only because no one else was interested. Go here and here.
Now, I realize that if you were born and raised on political correctness and rote Darwinism, you will not get this, but – essentially – this situation means that the claims about me cannot be true, and are only made in order to influence you in a politically (not factually) correct direction.
The book is from Random House Canada. I am not linking to it, because – according to reliable sources – it features basic factual errors that I would not want propagated.
In these times, when so many people are looking for someone to blame for problems we created for ourselves, these conspirazoid growths are inevitable. But we need not encourage them.
Go here if you want to know the real reasons why there is an intelligent design controversy.