WE have some genuinely exciting news today, dear reader. During one of our Google searches we came across this press release: The Intelligent Design Facts Institute Launches Top Rated New Website To Defend Intelligent Design Through New Scientific Research.
The outfit chosen to provide publicity for this “Top Rated New Website” is something called I-Newswire.com. Here’s their About Us page. They claim to be “a free press release distribution center” that doesn’t engage in “Press Release Spam.” Lovely. But a review of their website indicates that they not only issue free press releases (at their discretion), but they also have a “premium” service that must be paid for. Make of that what you will.
We can’t tell if this particular press release was paid for or if it’s a freebie. Either way, you can judge its contents for yourself. We’ll give you some excerpts, with bold added by us. But first, in spite of the release’s lengthy title, there’s also a sub-title:
New site is designed to be the leading portal for newly published research in peer reviewed science journals which uphold the theories behind intelligent design.
This new “Top Rated” website shouldn’t require much bandwidth or maintenance, as there’s no material in existence which meets their criteria. Anyway, let’s get into the meat of the matter:
Santa Monica, California — The Intelligent Design Facts Institute, a leading proponent of the intelligent design concept of evolutionary theory today announced the launch of its new website specifically designed to provide up-to-date information on the hard, verified, rigorous, peer reviewed published scientific research supporting the hypothesis that evolution is a guided process.
They’ve just launched their website, yet they’re a “leading proponent of the intelligent design concept”? Perhaps they are, but so far they’ve escaped our notice. We Googled their name and found their website, but all the other hits on their name were generated by today’s press release.
The press release mentions only one individual: “Anthony Pappi, Intelligent Design Facts Institute Chairman.” Who is Tony Pappi? We Googled for his name, not knowing what to expect — but he is, after all, the chairman of the “leading proponent” of ID. We got a total of 23 hits. Tony likes to keep a low profile.
There’s really no other information available, so we’ll give you a bit more of what little is said in the press release:
The Intelligent Design Facts Institute (www.intelligentdesignfacts.com) is The Leading Global Proponent Of Intelligent Design Scientific Research & Information.
The Intelligent Design Facts Institute does not promote or support any theological group or agenda. The sole driving force behind the organization is a desire to promulgate accurate and strictly scientific information and research which supports the evolutionary theory of intelligent design.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the Intelligent Design Facts Institute is currently seeking to affiliate itself with other rigorously scientific intelligent design organizations.
If Tony really wants another “rigorously scientific” organization with which to affiliate, we recommend The Time Cube. Birds of a feather, you know.
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