Cornelia's Creed Becomes Famous
Cornelia Dean's repeated use of the editorial comment "there is no credible scientific challenge to the theory of evolution," or some equivalent, has gotten some attention lately. I first discussed this two years ago and called it "Cornelia's Creed."
The EvoNews blog links to a self-described "intelligent design-despising" blogger who is even getting tired of it:
Cornelia Dean! It’s good to be emphatic, but you start to sound like a robot—one of those Darwin-believin’ automatons whom the Discovery Institute takes great pleasure in deriding.
A follow up post on the Evo News blog contains a chronicle of sorts on its use, and suggests that Cornelia may have a macro on her computer, which I speculated about two years ago:
Think she has a macro on her word processor that just spits the "no credible scientific challenge" language in every article she writes?
Maybe the Expelled folks will interview her? Hope so. If she refuses, they should at least interview a neutral journalism expert on whether this is good journalistic practice. That would be entertaining.