As they did in December of last year (see A Cry for Help), they’re desperately begging for money again.
Who? You know, it’s 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).
This year’s tearful attempt to get you to open your wallet is We Need You! Support Evolution News & Views! Everyone enjoys watching people and causes we consider especially unworthy having to beg for funds, so we know you’ll like this one. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Even Darwinist critics of intelligent design recognize it: If you want to know what’s going on in the world of ID, if you want the latest news on science — evolution, cosmology, paleontology, every biological field and specialty — unfiltered by the materialist blinders that the rest of the media keep firmly in place, you need to follow what we do here at ENV. There’s no substitute — no book, journal or other website provides the service we do.
Even your Curmudgeon recognizes it. If we want to know the spew being vomited out by the propagandists of ID — unfiltered by any concern for science or reality — the only place to go is the Seattle Side Show. It’s true, no one else does what they do; and they do it so enthusiastically. The begging continues:
At the end of this month our writers at ENV will have filed about 600 articles in 2011. That’s a lot of information and reporting and we plan to top ourselves next year.
Thanks for the “information,” guys. The scientific world couldn’t have survived without it. Let’s read on:
But obviously it all doesn’t come free. Well, it comes free to you, every day throughout the rest of the year, valued reader. That’s why we ask you now, as the year winds down, to think about how you’ve benefited from the news and views you find here and here alone, and then donate generously. Support the Center for Science & Culture by clicking on the friendly, helpful button.
Actually, your Curmudgeon has benefited from the Discoveroids’ blog. They provide a significant portion of the material that we ridicule for your amusement. Where would our humble blog be without the Discoveroids? As for their “friendly” Donate button which sits in the middle of their article, we shall not comment on its color. That would be crude, and it would violate the high standards you’ve come to expect around here. We continue:
We, for our part, will go back to flogging Casey and Jonathan, our tireless and brilliant news gatherers and analysts, and all the top ID scientists who share their thoughts here — Stephen Meyer, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Ann Gauger, Paul Nelson.
What a trilling prospect! Our Curmudgeonly heart is pounding in anticipation! And here’s the article’s end:
We will demand greater and greater feats of productivity. More! More! We didn’t give you permission to leave your computer. Write! Report! Analyze! Repeat!
Yowie! Even more productivity from Casey. And from Klinghoffer. Verily, our cup runneth over. No — that’s not our cup! Egad, we’ll have to call the plumber. Why do our bathroom fixtures all seem to go into convulsions when we write about the Discoveroids?
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