WE DELIGHT in reading the blog articles of Casey Luskin, our favorite of all the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids). Casey never fails to impress us with his lack of scientific knowledge, coupled with an apparently sincere belief that his colleagues are really at the cutting edge of a genuine scientific breakthrough.
He’s just done it again. In this blog article: Brokaw Misconstrues Independent Voter Trends on Teaching Evolution Casey reveals his frustration that people continue to “mistakenly” confuse creationism with Intelligent Design (“ID”). Casey’s article originally had a much clumsier title: Tom Brokaw & “Meet the Press” Confuse Independent Voter Trends, Conflate Intelligent Design With Creationism. Maybe someone has been assigned the task of checking Casey’s work. Good luck!
Anyway, in Casey’s re-titled blog article he’s foot-stamping furious that Tom Brokaw, while interviewing Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, kept referring to the issue as “creationism vs. evolution,” notwithstanding that Pawlenty (who outed himself as an ID goofball) tried to “correct” Brokaw by claiming that ID is different from creationism.
Poor Casey. He truly doesn’t understand that he’s working for a creationist outfit. Perhaps we should direct him to Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, wherein Michael Behe — the “best” of the Discoveroid proponents of ID — was a witness. Behe failed to persuade anyone of anything, except that ID is creationism dressed up with scientific-sounding jargon.
We’ve excerpted the relevant portions of that decision in order to make things easy for Casey. Hey Casey, check this out: Kitzmiller v. Dover: Is ID Science? Read this too: Kitzmiller v. Dover: Michael Behe’s Testimony.
Well, that was a waste. We suspect that Casey won’t read Kitzmiller, or any part of it. Even if he does, he’ll somehow manage to avoid understanding it.
Back to Casey’s article: After fuming with indignation over Brokaw’s “error,” Casey then hauls out what he imagines is a great argument in ID’s defense — public opinion! He writes:
In fact, polls have shown that large percentages of Independent voters — and even strong majorities of Democrats — support both teaching ID alongside evolution …
Hey Casey, check this out: Roper Poll on UFOs and Alien Abductions. It must be true, Casey, because it polls well. Better be careful or the aliens might probe you.