There’s something very strange happening with 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 recently reported about A Peer-Reviewed Creationist Paper? That turns out to have been an article placed in what seems to be a new trade journal — staffed with creationists. Now it seems that something similar has happened again. This is starting to look like some kind of a new Discoveroid tactic.
As before, we learn about the latest news from the Discoveroid blog, in an article by their only non-fellow, Casey Luskin. His latest is titled Peer-Reviewed Research Paper on Plant Biology Favorably Cites Intelligent Design and Challenges Darwinian Evolution. Casey says, with bold font added by us:
A new original research paper on mutagenesis comprising 240,000 plants in the journal Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology favorably cites to “intelligent design proponents,” including Michael Behe, William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, and Stephen Meyer, as advocating one of various legitimate “scientific theories on the origin of species.”
That must be quite a science journal if it published an article in which those guys are said to be advocates of a legitimate scientific theory. Well, it’s a journal about floriculture. Floriculture? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here’s a link to that journal’s home page: Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology. Make of it what you will.
What can we expect next — the Ladies’ Home Companion, with creationist articles included among the recopies and embroidery lessons? We’ll skip Casey’s breathless description of the article, and get right to his ending:
[C]iting to the work of Stephen Meyer, William Dembski, and Robert Marks, he [the author of the journal article] concludes that “it appears to be more than unlikely to generate the whole world of living organisms by the neo-Darwinian method.”
We eagerly anticipate the appearance of more of these “scientific” papers in other, equally respected journals. Intelligent Design is on the march!
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