Discoveroid John West: Live, Tonight!

Buffoon Award

This is a glorious opportunity, dear reader. At the blog of the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists), we find this thrilling notice:

Listen Live Tonight as John West Talks about “God and Evolution”. We are informed, with bold added by us:

A special edition of the weekly “Darwin or Design” program, featuring Trinity College Research Professor Tom Woodward’s interview with Discovery Senior Fellow John West, is airing tonight, Thursday, November 18th. The hour-long program begins at 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 4 pm Pacific) on the Salem Network station in Tampa, WTBN, at AM 570. The discussion centers on the scientific and philosophical issues in the origins contoversy [sic] among naturalistic Darwinists, theistic evolutionists, and design theorists.

Wowie! You won’t want to miss this. Most of you know who John West is (we affectionately call him “Westie”). It’s in his honor that we have adorned this post with our jolly Buffoon logo, because he’s a winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award.

Westie is Associate Director of the Discoveroids’ creationist “think tank,” which consumes almost half of the Discovery Institute’s’ $4 million budget (see Their 2007 Tax Return). That makes him one of the chief Keepers of their wedge strategy.

The Discoveroid blog article gives a link where the broadcast can be heard live. This is it: Darwin or Design. We don’t know if it works, but that’s the link they gave us. If it doesn’t function properly, visit the Discoveroid blog and see if you can figure it out.

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7 responses to “Discoveroid John West: Live, Tonight!

  1. The link works. Though I could only take a few minutes of
    his selling his book and trashing Francis Collins. As you, the
    Curmudgeon have mentioned, the Xians are infighting.
    Nothing new to hear. Move along.

  2. I watched the entire Dembski/Hitchens “debate” which would be good for another thread. Oh, sorry for the OT, but the idea of listening to the liar West is beyond my vast tolerance.

  3. Yeah. I used to be a “Praise and Worship Leader” aka Doo-Wap Girl at Prestonwood. Years ago.

    I watched part of the debate live this morning. I would have gone but I had a meeting with the Asst. Dean at my school that I scheduled weeks ago.

  4. (That was about the Hitchens/Dumbski debate.)

  5. Was there equal time for a rebuttal by mainstream science? This is one place wher it is legal, so not only would I expect there to be equal time, but that West would demand it. If he cares to be consistent, that is.

    Not that I would have much hope even if there was equal time, because it would reduce to a science-pseudoscience debate – a war of sound bites that pseudoscience almost always wins with an audience weak in science and with few functioning baloney detection kits.

  6. Just to follow up, WTBN is a “Life Changing Christian Radio” station that features an all-Christian format.

    Obviously, WTBN has gone way out on a limb presenting a show about science. Oh, wait …

  7. So did the “Christian” station do what Jesus would have done – either grant equal time for a mainstream science rebuttal or, or stop demanding it where it’s not legal? Or did they behave more like the “guy downstairs”?