Discoveroid Revival Meeting in San Diego

If you’re going to be in Southern California this weekend and you’ve got a yearning for some of that good old fashioned, down-home, foot-stompin’, psalm-singin’, floor-rollin’, rafter-shakin’, old-time creationism, then we’ve got great news for you.

You can read all about it at the website of the neo-Luddite, 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).

Their post is titled San Diego: Are You Ready for the (Free!) Science and Faith Conference on Saturday? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

This Saturday, September 15, several Center for Science & Culture Fellows will speak at a don’t-miss ID event in San Diego: “Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?” If you’re in Southern California, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about intelligent design from the scholars at the forefront of the movement.

Wow! This is your big chance to hang out with the Discoveroid fellows. They provide a link to the conference with a schedule of the events, and there it’s revealed that the site of the revival meeting is The Rock Church. Here’s their website: Rock Church. We were worried that this might not be an appropriate venue for a Discoveroid revival, but our doubts vanished upon visiting the church’s statement of belief. The location is perfect!

Okay, back to the Discoveroids’ blog article. They say:

Not only is the conference FREE, but the first 200 guests to arrive will receive a gift as well: a copy of either Lee Strobel’s The Case for a Creator DVD, or the new book from Discovery Institute Press, Science and Human Origins.

Hey, you get your choice of two great creationist books. How can you go wrong? What else awaits you there? Let’s read on:

Here is a brief sneak peek into a few of the scheduled presentations:

Here comes the sneak peek:

Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of The Privileged Planet, will talk about the evidence of design in cosmology, physics, and astronomy. He’ll explain how the Earth is precisely fit for life, and will also demonstrate our unique placement in the solar system, which gives us an optimal perspective into the universe.

Whoopee — the author (with Guillermo Gonzalez) of The Privileged Planet. A creationist classic! What other wonders await you? The Discoveroid announcement continues:

Casey Luskin

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, sorry. Let’s start that paragraph again:

Casey Luskin will be giving two presentations: “Intelligent Design 2.0,” which will highlight recent advances in ID research and explain why Darwinian evolution cannot produce multi-mutation features; and “Human Origins and Human Uniqueness,” looking at genetic, fossil, behavioral, and other biological arguments that challenge a Darwinian explanation of our species and show that human beings are unique.

That should be fascinating! All right then, you know about the event. You know when and where. And you know this is the opportunity of a lifetime. So get yourself on over to San Diego and attend that revival. It’s free! And afterwords, let us know how it was.

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10 responses to “Discoveroid Revival Meeting in San Diego

  1. Has anyone considered the possibility that, because the “Discoveroids” have been forced to express their goals in terms of “teach the controversy”, in order to get their education bills passed, this opens the door for real science teachers to destroy the myths? Putting aside the possibility that this could get some of them fired or worse, it does sound interesting. No doubt some psuedo-science teachers will push creationism, but it cuts both ways, and I would love an opportunity to teach in one of these districts.

  2. (I’ll try again: the first attempt apparently went astray.)

    I note that their K-12 “Rock Academy” has a strong fundamentalist flavor. For example, while they have AP courses in calculus, stats, history, language & composition, and Spanish, they don’t teach AP Biology. And in “Science/Health” they say “The Bible, although not a science book, gives us knowledge and insight into all science. God created everything, and there was a catastrophic worldwide flood in Noah’s time. These facts guide our understanding of what we see in nature.”

    However, I do note that in their 3-year high school biology sequence they mention natural selection, though they don’t use the e-word.

  3. Richard B. Hoppe says: “I’ll try again: the first attempt apparently went astray.”

    It’s in the spam catcher. I donno why.

  4. Richard B. Hoppe says: [Rock Academy teaches:] there was a catastrophic worldwide flood in Noah’s time. These facts guide our understanding of what we see in nature.

    Yup. The Discoveroids have chosen the right place for their revival.

  5. Our Curmudgeon requests of anyone planning to attend the Discoveroid Ole Time Gospel hour:

    …[A]fterwords, let us know how it was.

    But I think what he is really asking is

    Did the age of the earth move for you?

  6. The whole truth

    “recent advances in ID research”

    WHAT research? What advances (recent or otherwise)?

    The uniqueness of humans? Compared to what, all other life forms? Well, all other life forms can be said to be “unique” compared to humans, and to each other.

    “…our unique placement in the solar system, which gives us an optimal perspective into the universe.”

    Would our “perspective into the universe” be worse if the planet we’re on were in a different part of our solar system, or in a different solar system, or even in a different galaxy? If the Earth is in such a unique, optimal “placement”, why do telescopes and other exploratory devices have to be sent to other celestial objects or far from the Earth into space to get a better “perspective into the universe”?

    “…Lee Strobel’s The Case for a Creator DVD…”

    All science so far!

  7. Ceteris Paribus

    The DI blurb advertised:

    “San Diego: Are You Ready for the (Free!) Science and Faith Conference on Saturday?”

    “Not only is the conference FREE, but the first 200 guests to arrive will…” [emphasis in original text]

    “(Remember: it’s FREE.) [emphasis in original again]

    But the actual schedule of this gala event plainly states:
    “11:45am-1:00pm Lunch (Not provided)”

    Hey, you think Darwin would have invited people over to a soiree at his home to discuss evolution, and then neglect to even pass around a plate of cookies?

    Does the Salvation Army go around trying to save the souls of the wretched and downtrodden without at least a bowl of warm soup thrown in to the deal?

    Even Satan knows that he can’t buy a simple soul without sweetening the deal with some kind of amenity. But the DI wants to own peoples’ actual minds without even bothering to schedule a potty break before 11:45 am, at which time they send them out on the streets for a meal.

  8. Dembski has always asserted that Wolpert and Macready’s ‘No Free Lunch Theorem’ supports Intelligent Design.

    They would be even bigger hypocrites than they already are if they were to break out the loaves and fishes for the assembled multitudes…

  9. ghd……….I think the “academic freedom” issue does allow educated teachers to trash the creationist lore, as you have pointed out. However, one has to be concerned, that in a district with a board encouraging creationism, that there will be lots of creationist teachers willing to implement thiese policies. Also, there will be attempts to disenfranchise those teachers who don’t support board policies. I think it is a two edged sword and the administration gets to control which direction the sword swings. Either way, “academic freedom” statutes are a despicable abuse of legal language to support an unconstitutional and non scientific agenda.

  10. ID 2.0??

    Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

    Jay Richtard still flogging his old creationist book AND Captain God Squad Lee Strobel?

    Oh, too rich!!! What a bunch of clowns!!!