Our creationist neighbors to the north will be thrilled to learn about this news from the Creation Science Association of Alberta: Creation Weekend to feature David Coppedge!
That’s not a website we’d usually visit, but one of our most vigilant clandestine operatives brought it to our attention. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
David Coppedge is one man standing up against NASA, the American governments’ space exploration agency. Now that takes courage! Why would anyone undertake such a difficult task? Basically it is a fight for freedom of religion and for freedom to discuss intelligent design during social settings in the workplace.
It takes a real man to stand up against NASA while suing someone else. But that’s how true courage is displayed. The notice continues:
CSAA [Creation Science Association of Alberta] brings many interesting and qualified speakers to Alberta. Few however have been involved with NASA in space exploration! This makes David Coppedge particularly remarkable
To see just how remarkable he is, read this:
David Coppedge is also a prominent apologist for young earth creation and intelligent design. He is a member of the board of Illustra Media, which has produced excellent videos such as Unlocking the Mystery of Life, Privileged Planed [sic], Darwin’s Dilemma and Metamorphosis. He also provides daily commentary on scientific articles which have just appeared. CSAA’s website provides a link to the insightful and upbeat Creation-Evolution Headlines (which has been operative since 2001). In a more popular vein, David Coppedge has published articles in Institute for Creation Research’s Acts and Facts Magazine.
It truly is remarkable that a man like that would be involved in a NASA-sponsored program. We continue:
During his career at JPL, Mr. Coppedge occasionally shared copies of Illustra Media videos with colleagues. Having complained that he was “pushing religion”, JPL fired David Coppedge in January 2011. He brought suit against JPL (funded by American taxpayers) and the institution’s private administrator California Institute of Technology.
Yes, we know all that. We’ll skip their understandably one-sided discussion of the case, after which they say:
CSAA therefore looks forward to a most interesting and famous speaker! His lecture titles include: Cassini discovers Saturn; Evidences for youth in the Solar System; the Art and Science of Baloney Detecting!; and Why the Church must emphasize Creation.
Great selection of topics! Here’s more:
Mark your calendars now for Friday evening and Saturday all day and evening, October 26 and 27, 2012 in Edmonton! And plan to bring your friends.
There’s plenty of time for you to make your plans, dear reader, so you don’t have any excuses for missing this once-in-a-lifetime event. Here’s how the notice ends:
Expect to be impressed!
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