A month ago we told you that the Discovery Institute Plans Oklahoma Revival. We got that information from the blog of the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists).
Now the glorious event is the subject of a write-up in The Oklahoman of Oklahoma City. There we read Oklahoma City church offers Discovery Institute’s presentation on intelligent design. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
“Darwin vs. Design,” presented by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, will explore intelligent design, the idea that, because life-forms are so complex, their creation cannot be explained by Darwinian evolutionary theory alone but instead indicates intentional creation, presumably divine.
“Presumably divine”? Well, of course, but the Discoveroids won’t like that. Their “theory” is claimed to be science, you know. Let’s read on:
Dr. William Reeves, an Oklahoma City periodontist, is a member of Crossings and Oklahomans for Better Science Education. He said he has been fascinated for many years by the so-called battle between science and religion over how the world was created.
“Crossings” refers to Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City, the site for the Discoveroids’ “scientific” presentation. Here’s their website. As for Reeves, the periodontist — who’s he? Have we found yet another creationist dentist? It would seem so. His organization, Oklahomans for Better Science Education, appears to be a creationist outfit. It shouldn’t be confused with the similarly-named Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education, which tirelessly and so far successfully advocates for genuine science education.
One final excerpt from The Oklahoman:
He [Reeves, the creationist dentist] said he and other conference coordinators expect a good turnout for today’s event. Although the conference is not free, Reeves said the $5 cost should not prohibit people from attending. He said some people have preregistered, but registration also is being taken at the door.
Okay, you’ve had plenty of advance notice. Now get on over to Crossings Community Church and enjoy some of that good old fashioned, down-home, foot-stompin’, psalm-singin’, floor-rollin’, rafter-shakin’, old-time creationism.
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