Discovery Institute: Through the Looking Glass

ONCE AGAIN, we must comment on the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids). They have a new blog article: It’s Anno Darwini in Philadelphia.

What are they talking about? Here are some excerpts, with bold added for Curmudgeonly emphasis:

Get ready for the year of evolution. … an entire “Year of Evolution,” featuring “a series of exhibitions, seminars and lectures to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin next February, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, ‘The Origin of Species.'”

O, the horror! We barely survived World Year of Physics 2005, and now this “Year of Evolution” is upon us.

Continuing with the Discoveroid rant, as they quote a news article informing us:

Events will include a talk by John E. Jones III, a federal judge who ruled in 2005 that teaching intelligent design — the belief that some aspects of nature are so complex that they must be the work of a higher power rather than of evolution — in public school science classes was unconstitutional.

Gasp! Choke! Will this avalanche of evil never end? Apparently not, because the Discoveroid rant warns us of:

an ominous note for dissenters from Darwin:

“We will try to find ways of persuading people that it’s not in conflict with their faith,” Dr. Brown said.

The Discoveroids don’t identify the mysterious “Dr. Brown” who spoke those “ominous” words, but it was William Y. Brown, president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Are we scared yet? The Discoveroids think we should be, because then they say this:

So what are they going to do about it? What ways are Dr. Brown and the rest of the Philadelphia Darwinists considering for this task? Brainwashing? Mind-melding? Or just suppressing any and all evidence to the contrary?

Perhaps now you understand that “Through the Looking Glass” portion of our title for this article. The Discoveroids are literally describing their own agenda. Don’t get it yet? Check out their Wedge strategy and then you’ll understand.

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3 responses to “Discovery Institute: Through the Looking Glass

  1. I’m feelin’ like movin’ to Philly! 🙂

  2. They also quote-mined the NY Times to give the false impression that NYT was giving them the thumbs up on their interpretation of the Louisiana Science+Religion Education Act. But as they used to say…it ain’t necessarily so.

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