Intelligent design falls into chaos?
The advocates of "intelligent design" claim there is enough scientific evidence for their theory that it should be taught in science classes. In support of this claim, they list a grand total of nine articles published in peer-reviewed journals over the entire history of intelligent design. This is fewer papers than evolutionary biologists publish every week, but every new field needs to start somewhere, I guess. The most-recent paper was published in 2006, however, which makes intelligent design look a bit moribund. Now it turns out that peer-review is suspect at the journal that published the last ID paper (ever?), Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals.
Furthermore, Nature reports that the editor, who apparently uses the journal mainly to publish his own papers and those that cite him,
"is not, as he claims on his website, a distinguished fellow of the Institute of Physics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, says Walter Greiner, a former director of the institute. Greiner also says El Naschie has ignored his requests to remove his name from the list of members of the journal's honorary editorial board."OK, maybe this is guilt by association, but I did wonder whether the editorial boards of that journal or the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems had the expertise to review biology papers.