Project Steve – Establishing the ObviousA Response to the NCSE
If Project Steve was meant to show that a considerable majority of the scientific community accepts a naturalistic conception of evolution, then the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) could have saved its energies — that fact was never in question. The more interesting question was whether any serious scientists reject a naturalistic conception of evolution — that fact has been in question, especially by the NCSE. That it is now a known fact can be credited to Seattle’s Discovery Institute, whose list of scientists questioning Darwinian evolution was the impetus for Project Steve. Interestingly, the NCSE has on numerous occasions stressed that science is not decided at the ballot box. If the NCSE still holds that position, then Project Steve is not only a proof of the obvious but also an exercise in irrelevance.