WIRED Magazine Response

The British statesman, Benjamin Disraeli once said, “how much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” This month, we got a good glimpse of what Disraeli was talking about.

Wired magazine, the self proclaimed “voice of the digital revolution,” ran a cover story titled “The Crusade Against Evolution” (October 2004). In it, author Evan Ratliff portrays the theory of intelligent design (and the entire intelligent design movement, in which Illustra Media is deeply involved) as a religiously motivated political crusade rather than what it actually is--an evidence-based scientific research program.

We’re not surprised or discouraged by the negative tone and blatant inaccuracies of the story. In fact, it is encouraging that a prominent secular magazine would devote so much space to the intelligent design movement. Perhaps we’re doing something right. At the very least, we’re not being ignored.

If you haven’t seen the Wired article, it’s well worth reading. It’s also important that you read a well developed rebuttal to Wired’s misleading accusations. Links to both the article and a response by the Discovery Institute (our partners in the production of Unlocking the Mystery of Life and The Privileged Planet) are available below . We encourage you to read this material. As we battle to present the truth, our critics have become more vocal. We need to answer them intelligently.  

Wired Magazine article.pdf

Discovery Institute Rebuttal.pdf


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