The editor who sent the Meyer article out for peer review and decided to publish it, Rick Sternberg, is a courageous person who respects the truth. He says that evolution does not explain all of the existing facts, but is not a proponent of intelligent design because he considers it an idea rather than a fully developed theory.
For his temerity he has been blacklisted and will likely lose his job at NIH once his current contract expires. Despite two PhDs he will also likely be blacklisted at all secular universities as well. He had no idea how vicious the response would be to any paper that calls evolution into question and is paying a huge price for doing the right thing. See his website at http://www.rsternberg.net/
Read his story. Think about global warming, the nonsense that has been coming out of government drug research studies and public health organs. Do you feel queasy about government science funding yet?
Exactly. Folks like Bill and Hillary Clinton make very sure to bring ideologically correct people into the NIH and other government agencies, whereas it seems as if these problems fly below George Bush's radar.
If the head of the NIH made it very clear that he would not tolerate this kind of ideological harrassment, it would be greatly reduced if not eliminated. But conservatives operate under the mistaken illusion that professionals should be let alone to do their professional thing, whereas liberals operate under the assumption that professionals should be forced to follow their political agenda.
Bush's single worst fault, in my view, has been his failure to shovel the clintonoids and their ilk out of the federal agencies. They still control most of the levers of power and continue to undermine the Bush agenda.