We learned about this creationism revival from a press release. For some reason, there are no news articles about it. There seems to be an intentional news blackout regarding this very important event. Why is the press ignoring James Perloff?
Well, who is he? We can’t find Perloff’s name mentioned at the Discoveroids’ website, or at Answers in Genesis, or at the Institute for Creation Research. He doesn’t seem to be in the — cough, cough — mainstream of creationism. Looking further for information, we went beyond the fringe — to the very edge of the flat Earth. Yes, dear reader, we searched for his name at WorldNetDaily (WND). Bingo — several hits!
WND is selling one of Perloff’s books at their online bookstore: The Case Against Darwin. And here’s a WND article from 2005 where they mention not only that, but also one of his other books: The Case Against Darwin’ FREE this weekend! Hey — you’re in luck. That other Perloff book is also available at the WND bookstore: Tornado in A Junkyard.
Looking for more information, we found a YouTube interview with him: Tornado in a Junkyard: Interview with James Perloff. It’s rather long and we’ve only seen the first few minutes. If you have more fortitude than we do, maybe you’ll want to sit through the whole thing.
Anyway, let’s get to the press release we found: Free Lecture by Author James Perloff on Intelligent Design vs. Evolution Sponsored by JBS South Jersey. What do those initials “JBS” mean? Stay with us, dear reader. All will be revealed. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Are human beings a cosmic accident? Are we descendants of fish and apes, the products of chance evolutionary processes? Or are we a creation of God, the result of intelligent design? Mr. Perloff will address these questions and more at the Holiday Inn in Runnemede, NJ on March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
That’s ten days from now. You have plenty of time to arrange your schedule. Let’s read on:
James Perloff returns to South Jersey to speak on the topic of his two books “Tornado in a Junkyard” and “The Case Against Darwin: Why the Evidence Should Be Re-examined”. The topic will be layman’s level discussions of the growing scientific case against Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.
Wowie — it sounds exciting! We continue:
New scientific discovery has led to a more in depth understanding of the nature of the human cell that does not correspond with Darwin’s limited understanding at the time his Origin of the Species was written.
In place of the limited understanding of the cell as a bit of protoplasm, we now know that it is filled with nanobots that take the instruction sets stored in DNA and convert these instructions through a carefully orchestrated process into specific proteins as the cell need arises. This has raised serious doubts about how a carefully organized and specifically responsive system could possibly have arisen through a mutation driven mechanism such as natural selection.
It appears that Perloff really knows what he’s talking about! Here’s one more excerpt:
Other scientific discoveries point to the same conclusions. Mr. Perloff will address these issues in his lecture and are all covered in more detail in his publications.
If those who attend this revival are lucky, maybe Perloff will have some of his books available for sale. He might even be willing to autograph them for you. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Oh, here’s a link to the outfit sponsoring this momentous event at the Holiday Inn: South Jersey JBS Freedom Campaign. They inform us: “Organizational guidance and campaign tools are provided for the JBS Freedom Campaign Meetups by the John Birch Society.” So that’s what “JBS” means. Now you know.
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