We recently told you that the Discoveroids Were Planning Another Oklahoma Revival. Well, the great event was held last night, and our intrepid operative, code-named “OO,” has submitted his report. We also have some information obtained by the use of InterStall™ — our top secret bathroom listening device.
As you know, this creationist revival was conducted 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).
The centerpiece of the show was their new creationist “documentary” about butterflies, about which we’ve previously written (see Butterflies Prove Creationism). The film was made by Illustra Media, which works with the Discoveroids to produce such things. David Coppedge is (or was) on their board of directors.
Okay, you know all that. So what happened? Our clandestine operative reports, with bold font added by us:
The DI [Discoveroids] must be very disappointed. The attendance was less than 200; the museum staff member counted only 129, most of these were students, faculty, and other citizens supportive of evolution.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Our operative’s report continues:
[T]here was not a single [moment of] applause at Okla. U. [the venue of the revival] when the film ended. Indeed, there was loud applause after every question in the Q&A [following the film]. All questions were pro evolution, detailed, and insistent on getting an answer to the questions. The answers were mostly rambling … .
The Discoveroids usually conduct these affairs at churches where they have a receptive audience. Why do they sometimes schedule revivals at universities? It must be a martyrdom thing so they can complain about persecution. The Flat Earth Society would be similarly “persecuted,” but they have the good sense to avoid universities. Let’s read on:
The DI speakers announced at the beginning that they would stay as long as there were questions, but cut it off after about ten, perhaps they saw that they had no support.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! One last excerpt:
Thus, the DI must have been very discouraged by the Oklahoma presentation. They did not offer the film CD for sale as promised and tried to high-tail it out, but kept getting surrounded by folks … arguing with them.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! In addition to that fine report, our InterStall™ bathroom listening device picked up this conversation, but we can’t vouch for its accuracy:
Voice one: This is horrible! They think we’re a bunch of idiots!
Voice two: Don’t worry about it. We’ll put something up at our blog claiming it was a great victory for our side, marred only by a few out-of-control Darwinist disruptors. It’ll be okay.
So there you are. Oh, wouldja believe it — the Discoveroids are planning another revival! See this at their website: Butterflies Set to “Mess with Texas” Tonight at Southern Methodist U.
That should be fun. They had a genuine disaster at that campus last year (see More Fallout after Creationist Revival at SMU). If we learn anything more, we’ll let you know.
Addendum: The Discoveroids have posted their own report: Packed House and Intense Q&A at Sam Noble Museum for Metamorphosis. One excerpt:
When the building security pushes you out, keys in hand, and there are still five people standing at the microphone waiting to ask their questions, you know it’s been a good evening.
Yeah, a good evening. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
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