A Vatican-backed conference on evolution is under attack from people who weren't invited to participate: those espousing creationism and intelligent design.
The Discovery Institute, the main organization supporting intelligent design research, says it was shut out from presenting its views because the meeting was funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation, a major U.S. nonprofit that has criticized the intelligent design movement.
Now the Templeton Foundation has usually been on the receiving end of the criticism from scientists. But if the Disco. Institute is blaming them - then they must be doing something right here. It is difficult to keep things straight. Whats next? Rush Limbaugh criticizing the Vatican for the evolution conference?