There’s something new to be seen if you visit 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).
They’ve given their blog a face-lift. It’s rather attractive — especially compared to their previous lavender-and-salmon layout. Was the old background color salmon? Or was it taupe? Maybe mauve? The Discoveroid fellows would know.
But mere appearance is not why we’re bothering to post about this. Their blog article announcing the new look, Explore the New Features at Evolution News & Views, also informs us, with bold font in the original:
[C]omments will be allowed on selected articles. All comments are held for moderation. The debate over evolution and intelligent design attracts all kinds, including those who detract from the conversation by their obnoxious behavior. In order to maintain a higher level of discourse, we will not publish comments that use foul language, ad hominem attacks, threats, or are otherwise uncivil.
That’s interesting. Why did they change their policy? For all their endless propaganda about academic freedom and fairness and teaching “both sides,” they’ve never let the science side post at their site. The only thing we can figure out is that they’re hoping for comments that will fit their “Darwinist” stereotype — rude, profane, blasphemous, illogical, etc. Keep that in mind if you decide to play their game.
It has always been your Curmudgeon’s policy to avoid debates with creationists (which we’ve explained here: Debating Creationists is Dumber Than Creationism), so we won’t be taking advantage of the Discoveroids’ new policy.
This could be the biggest news in the world of creationism since Abbie Smith flipped a bird at Casey Luskin — see Hey Casey!
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