Discovery Institute: Peek Behind the Curtain

IN A REMARKABLY REVEALING blog article by Bruce Chapman, the founder of the Discovery Institute, we are given what seems to be a candid look into the mind of the arch-Discoveroid himself. Chapman is the prime keeper of the Wedge strategy, the Discoveroids’ malevolent plan to return the world to the ignorant misery of the Dark Ages.

Check out Chapman’s blog article, Springtime for Darwin, in which he describes what starts out as a happy visit to Washington DC. But then, as in a cheap horror movie, something evil appears. As you read this, try to imagine the mind of the author of these words:

A traditional favorite is the National Museum of Natural History, where for several years now Darwinian fairytales have been presented in an exhibit on mammals that encourages our offspring to have a family reunion with their “relatives”, including chimps, dogs, and mice. Here are strange just-so stories proposed as fact, telling the gullible, for example, how the giraffe evolved its neck. Presto-change-o. At the core of the exhibit is a tiny rodent whom the adorable, if naïve, teens are supposed to venerate as their direct ancestor. It cost a lot of money to bamboozle the folks this way. And you taxpayers paid for it.

One can only speculate what Chapman and his fellow creationists — excuse me, they call themselves Intelligent Design advocates — would do with that museum and its personnel if his feverish dreams of an anti-science revolution were to become a reality. Would you like an additional look into Chapman’s mind? His blog article continues:

Yes, this is the same Natural History museum where an affiliated scientist bragged in one of the emails the House of Representatives found a couple of years ago that her own son uses “under dog” instead of “under God” when saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Well! Imagine that! An “affiliated scientist” sent an email revealing that her son’s religious views aren’t the same as Chapman’s. We certainly can’t have any of that, can we?

We won’t have any of that, dear reader, if Chapman’s theocratic vision ever becomes a reality. Nice of him to share his thoughts with us.

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