Creationism, ClimateGate, and Poe’s Law

ACCORDING to Poe’s Law: “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing.” Poe’s Law is obviously applicable to The Controversy between evolution and creationism.

Having said that, we now present to you, dear reader, an excerpt from US Creationists back Climategate scientists, by Damian Thompson, which appears in the Telegraph of London:

This just in. The Institute for Scriptural Geology in Waco, Texas, today offered “unswerving support and fervent prayers” for the scientists caught up in Climategate. Professor Elmer Moody, director of the institute, told a press conference: “We know what it’s like to have the integrity of our research questioned by unbelievers, so our hearts go out to those good folks at the East Anglican University.

This is great stuff! We don’t want to interfere with your pleasure by excerpting and commenting on it, paragraph by paragraph. Click over to the Telegraph and read it for yourself.

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6 responses to “Creationism, ClimateGate, and Poe’s Law

  1. Poe’s Law states:

    Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour…

    …or any other trace on Google of the Institute for Scriptural Geology…

  2. You can’t be serious.

  3. Curmudgeons are always serious, Tundra Boy.

  4. Is “East Anglican University” the same as the University of East Anglia? Perhaps they are praying for researchers in a different school…

  5. There was no smiley, but it surely did make me smile. The string of commenting creationists taking it at face value was icing on the cake! 🙂

  6. Tomato Addict says: “The string of commenting creationists taking it at face value …”

    Literalism knows no bounds.