This reminds us of the crushing blow the intelligent design movement received in the Kitzmiller decision. The Discoveroids continue to criticize everything about it — well, everything except the inadequacy of the evidence and legal arguments on their side of the case. Now they’re adding Cosmos to their permanent portfolio of oppressive opponents.
Our last post about the Discoveroids’ fear that the Cosmos series would be used as an educational tool in public schools was Klinghoffer Reacts to “Cosmos” Episode 11. At that time we said:
Klinghoffer is aghast at the notion of the Cosmos series being used as — gasp! — supplemental material in science classes. But … isn’t the use of supplemental material encouraged by the Discoveroids’ campaign to have states enact Academic Freedom bills? We’re always being told that it’s supposed to inspire “critical thinking.” This is so confusing!
That was two months ago, but the specter of Cosmos being shown in public school science classes still bothers them. It haunts them. And so it is that David Klinghoffer, the Discoveroids’ journalistic slasher and poo flinger, has posted about the subject yet again. His newest is Now with 12 Emmy Nominations, Why Shouldn’t Cosmos End Up in the Schools? He says, with bold font added by us:
Next month we’ll see how many Emmys Cosmos walks away with but 12 nominations isn’t bad at all. … With that kind of recognition going for it, the series seems even more likely than it did before to end up as a staple in public-school science instruction.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! What really bothers the Discoveroids is that the same wicked Darwinists who will approve of using Cosmos in the schools won’t allow the schools to use material like Of Pandas and People or any of the creationist texts published by Discovery Institute Press. This is an outrage!
Then, after Klinghoffer quotes someone who praises Cosmos, we’re told:
So then what is wrong with Cosmos, exactly? Writing today at The Blaze, Casey Luskin nails it. Cosmos is propaganda for a myopic view of science, where dead matter rules the universe.
We haven’t read that article at The Blaze — an apt name for what we assume is a flamingly creationist website — nor have we read Klinghoffer’s excerpt from it, but if you care to see what Casey wrote, here’s a link: Materialism for the Masses: ‘Cosmos’ Reboot Distorts the History of Science. Klinghoffer continues:
Cosmos gives no inkling of any alterative [sic] scientific view. As a media vehicle … it’s much less “educationally driven” than it is message-driven.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Unlike the Discoveroids’ website. Klinghoffer ends by mentioning something Casey posted earlier, For First Amendment Purposes, Is Atheism a Religion?, which was so bad that we didn’t bother devoting a full post to it. We brushed it aside in Slow Weekend Free Fire Zone, but Casey’s alternate universe interpretation of the Constitution (like the Discoveroids’ alternate universe interpretation of the universe) is now part of their standard dogma. Klinghoffer says:
Casey also reminds us that for First Amendment purposes, atheism counts as a religion. And you’re not supposed to teach religion in public schools, remember?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We are grateful to Klinghoffer for reminding us of Casey’s unique view of things. Anyway, this is a hint of the fury that is certain to come when the Discoveroids learn of actual situations where Cosmos is shown to kids in public school science classes. We’re looking forward to that.
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