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You know you’re having an impact when even novels are written against you …

Check out the following review of Enrique Joven’s THE BOOK OF GOD AND PHYSICS, in which Joven specifically targets Seattle’s Discovery Institute:

…The Jesuits aren’t the villains in this clash between God and physics. Joven’s target is the real-life Discovery Institute, an American think-tank that promotes the theory of intelligent design…

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10 Responses to You know you’re having an impact when even novels are written against you …

  1. An impact? Absolutely.

    Our ‘squatter’ friends seem dismayed that the original occupiers of the house are back in town.

    I think they were under the (false) impression that time was all they needed to cement their claim.

    :)

  2. Right, because as we all know, the Discovery Institute is only the Center for Science and Culture. Gilder isn’t a CSC Fellow, and his books seem to have little to do with ID. Joven is annoyed that Gilder suggested that Kepler might have been a murderer. Does that have anything to do with ID? How many ID-related projects is Cascadia working on right now?

    Besides, we know that novels are no indication of how much impact one is having. Sherlock Holmes had lots of novels written about him, despite his being fictional (and so having zero impact until after at least the first novel was written). On the other hand, novels have been written about Charles Manson, Satanists and the Marquis de Sade. They all certainly had “an impact,” but is it the same sort of impact that you’d like to have? Or is all publicity good publicity?

  3. IIRC, there have been claims on these pages that ID has to be ignored to win.

  4. When potboilers start covering something like the Discovery Institute, it means that lots of people must know about it, and more soon will. That can’t be bad for the spread of their ideas.

  5. While I am here, WHEN is Jovan’s idea going to be optioned as a movie? It’ll outsell all the docs we front, that’s for sure.

    What about free branded popcorn?

  6. O’Leary wrote:

    That can’t be bad for the spread of their ideas.

    Of course not. It worked well for the Klan and the Soviet Union, didn’t it?

  7. Bill you gotta love them for demonizing the discovery institute as if it is some giant super well funded political organization. Expelled did a great job with it’s comic relief of bringing some perspective to this false notion. I visisted the one in DC to listen to David Berlinski speak aout his book “The Devil’s Delusion” and it was a nice little place- nothing wrong with it- but hardly trhe power house the new athesits make it out to be.

    What this implies about ID is that ID is growing on it’s own merit. That is people read about it because they actually want to, and they pursue it at their own expense. This is the mark of a good product.

  8. Frost, you do realize the book was written over two years ago, yes? Before Dover.

  9. Dave W. says:

    Frost, you do realize the book was written over two years ago, yes? Before Dover.

    Two years ago, Dave? What year are we in?

  10. iconofid, the book was first published in Spanish in June of 2007. The Washington Post review that Dr. Dembski links to is for the English translation, which was just recently released.

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