IDiots at it still.
The right-wing Discovery Institute has been funded by religious fundamentalists in order to push their creationism under the guise of science. These advocates of stealth creationism are distributing a petition which is supposed to be for scientists who doubt the validity of evolution.
Now like so many of these agenda driven groups the scientists who are signing are not scientists in an appropriate field. The petition, which has only been signed by around 500 individuals, is overwhelmingly made up of individuals who are not biologists. And, according to an article in the New York Times, most the biologists who signed do not work in fields of biology related to the origins of life.
One signer, Scott Fulton, teaches math and says: “When I see scientific evidence that points to God, I find that encouraging.” Roger Lien, a signer, teaches poultry science. His inspiration for signing is religious not scientific. “I was brought to Jesus Christ and God and creationism and believing in the Bible.”
Dr. Gregroy Brewer, teaches at Southern Illinois University medical school. He says: “Based on faith, I do believe in the creation account.”
Now there always have been minorities of scientists who put political or religious dogma ahead of reason. A look at how scientists prostituted themselves to the Marxist agenda is one example.