David Klinghoffer at the anti-science front group that ironically calls itself the Discovery Institute thinks that by invoking well-known political conservatives (Buckley, Weaver, Kristol, Neuhaus, et al.) that their rants about evolution must be valid.

Appeal to authority much, Dave?

Obviously he is getting paid to spout nonsense and I am not getting paid by anyone so I can instead be truthful - but he's actually far more literate than his fellow anti-science shill Wesley Smith. No mewing about ethics and freedom from a mean old scientocracy while he advocates bans on research he happens not to like.

He is instead an amateur linguist, so it means he wants to debunk science by redefining what well-established terms mean - to be something that is not science.