The good folks of Oklahoma will soon be visited by yet another creationist revival staged by 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 wrote about their last festival of folly just a few months ago: Discovery Institute’s Oklahoma Revival: It’s On! It must have been a roaring success, because at the Discoveroid website they have this announcement: Oklahoma Premiere of Metamorphosis.
Interestingly, the sub-title says: “Sponsored by the OU IDEA Club.” We thought those campus creationist cells had gone extinct (see Discovery Institute: IDEA Clubs Flopped?) but they still have a chapter in Oklahoma, and their website is still up: IDEA Center. The name is an acronym: IDEA = Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness. Clever, huh?
Okay, let’s see the news about this latest Discoveroid revival, sponsored by what seems to be their last surviving IDEA club. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Throughout history, butterflies have fascinated artists and philosophers, scientists and schoolchildren with their mystery and beauty. In the new Illustra Media film Metamorphosis you can explore their remarkable world as few ever have before.
Whoopie! Illustra Media works with the Discoveroids to produce creationist “documentaries.” David Coppedge is (or was) on their board of directors, and he was distributing one of their DVDs on the job at JPL. We’ve written before about their Metamorphosis production (see Klinghoffer: Butterflies Prove Creationism).
Now that you know what they’ll be showing, let’s get back to the news of the revival:
The screening will be followed by Q and A with Discovery Institute Fellow Paul Nelson and Biologic Institute research biologist Ann Gauger, two of the experts featured in the film. DVDs will be available for purchase at the event.
It sounds like a really great educational opportunity. And instead of a church, where the Discoveroids usually (and appropriately) have these events, they’ve managed to hire a theater that gives the illusion that their film is about science. This event will be at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
The date for the revival is 19 September, and admission is free! Every idiot for miles around will be there, and you can be there too. So get on over to the University of Oklahoma and enjoy some of that good old fashioned, down-home, foot-stompin’, psalm-singin’, floor-rollin’, rafter-shakin’, old-time creationism.
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