Yesterday we wrote Discoveroids Unwittingly Plug the New “Cosmos”. The pilot episode for the series hasn’t aired yet, and the Discoveroids are already out of their minds.
Today they’re at it again, and they’ve given the job of attacking the show to David Klinghoffer, the Discoveroids’ journalistic slasher and poo flinger. He has just written New Cosmos Series Has Intelligent Design in Its Crosshairs. There’s not much to it, but it’s a great reminder that the show debuts tomorrow. Here are some excerpts from Klinghoffer’s brief rant, with bold font added by us:
In case you had any uncertainty about the upcoming 13-part Cosmos series, a revival of the Carl Sagan franchise, executive producer Seth MacFarlane has Darwin skeptics and alternatives to Darwinian evolution very much in his crosshairs. This is a major and costly project, though Fox won’t say how costly — so it’s flattering in a way.
Yes, it is flattering — in the same way that vaccination is flattering to the smallpox virus. Then Klinghoffer quotes from a recent interview of MacFarlane in the Los Angeles Times:
We’ve had a resurgence of creationism and intelligent design quote-unquote theory. There’s been a real vacuum when it comes to science education.
You see it in the rise of schools questioning evolution, all these things piling up that betray the fact that we’ve lost our way in terms of our scientific literacy and it’s incredibly damaging to the evolution of any society. I thought we solved this whole evolution thing years and years ago but I guess not, I guess it still needs to be explained. There are a number of areas where scientific illiteracy rears its head.
It’s not difficult to understand the Discoveroids’ concern. This new series is their worst nightmare. But Klinghoffer isn’t giving up. He says:
I would bet that MacFarlane has no idea about the details of the challenge from intelligent design, whether in the realm of cosmology or biology, as most people who denounce ID in the name of “scientific literacy” do not. Today, materialism of the Carl Sagan variety is overwhelmingly maintained by a careful averting of the eyes from counterevidence and counterarguments.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Right, David. You guys keep telling us that you’ve got an Ark-load of counterevidence. But we’ve been following your movement rather carefully, and so far, you haven’t shown us anything.
After that reference to a huge but never-seen cache of evidence, Klinghoffer quotes something from Discoveroid Steve Meyer, who mumbles about how they’re “just beginning to uncover the scientific evidence that the material cosmos is not all there is.” Then Klinghoffer concludes with a teaser:
We’ll have more to say about Cosmos after we’ve seen the first episode on Sunday.
Thanks, David, for the reminder to watch the show tomorrow. We can’t decide what we’re looking forward to most — the show or your reaction to it. Maybe it’s the combination that will make the new series so memorable.
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