Discovery Institute: Masters of Denial

WE’VE WRITTEN about various articles from the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids), in which they reveal how disconnected from reality they truly are. For example:

Here, they’re still complaining about the Dover case: Discovery Institute: Deep in Denial Over Dover

And here we mention an inane series of articles attempting a lonely, after-the-fact re-argument the Dover case and a forlorn effort to rehabilitate Michael Behe’s “irreducible complexity”concept: Creationism and the Real World.

Such examples aren’t necessary, of course. Knowing that the Discoveroids reject the theory of evolution is sufficient to indicate their reality denial. But they keep providing us with additional evidence of their condition. Consider this article, newly posted at the Discoveroids’ blog: Discovery Institute Responses to PBS/NOVA’s “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial” Movie.

It’s their response to a re-showing of the excellent PBS documentary about the Dover trial: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial which appeared on the NOVA program. If you haven’t yet seen it, you should. It ranks at the top of the Curmudgeon’s scale.

As is easily imagined, just as the Discoveroids are in denial about Dover, they are even more so about “Judgment Day,” because the 2-hour documentary does a genuinely superb job of explaining the case, the experts’ testimony, the creationist roots of intelligent design, the role of Judge Jones, and the perfidious behavior of the Dover School Board.

But there’s no need to imagine the Discoveroids’ reaction. We present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from a Discoveroid blog article by Casey Luskin. The bold font was added by us:

As their birthday gift to Charles Darwin, yesterday many PBS stations apparently re-aired the “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial” movie that they first released in November, 2007. The “documentary” purports to re-tell the story of the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial, but it portrays an extremely inaccurate, biased, and one-sided view of the case.

Yes, it’s “one-sided.” They accurately presented the positions of both sides, but then they tell who won, and why. It’s an outrage! Oh, observe that Casey put the word “documentary” in quotes — as if it weren’t such. That’s something the Discoveroids never did when discussing Ben Stein’s “Expelled.” This sort of behavior is expected, but it’s always amusing when we see it.

Here’s more from Casey:

In this regard, below are some links to responses to the “Judgment Day” that Discovery Institute produced when it first came out in 2007: [a zillion links to Discoveroid articles follow].

That’s all there is to Casey’s article. It’s sad to see him so upset. Nevertheless, it’s deserved. Reality denial is a choice, and when one deliberately travels that road — which leads to oblivion — the destination is exactly what was desired.

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One response to “Discovery Institute: Masters of Denial

  1. Casey Luskin, get that thumb out of your mouth! Don’t you know it will give you buck teeth?

    And put that dunce cap back on, your time is not up yet.

    Just wait ’til your father gets home.