No one else has mentioned what we’re about to tell you, and that alone is worthy of mention. Future historians will classify this as “News No One Cared About at the Time, but Which Ultimately Shook the World.”
That got your attention, didn’t it? You’re sitting at the edge of your seat wondering: “What’s the news?” Calm down; hold on a minute. We can’t just tell you all at once. First we need to titillate you. Consider this:
The news is about a new book from 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).
All right, now you’re really getting frustrated. We can hear you screaming: “Come on, Curmudgeon! Tell us the news!”
Not yet. It’s better if we give it to you slowly. Here’s one more preliminary fact. This new book comes from a most prestigious publisher — the Discovery Institute Press. How prestigious are they? Judge for yourself! Their website has a list of their published authors, and it reads like a veritable roll call on Mt. Olympus — David Berlinski, David DeWolf, Michael A. Flannery, David Klinghoffer, Casey Luskin, Jay Richards, … John G. West. Truly it’s a constellation of giants.
Okay, dear reader, we’ve kept you waiting long enough. Now you’re ready, so here it comes:
Casey Luskin and two other Discoveroids have written a book! It was announced at the Discoveroid blog in a post by Klinghoffer: Science and Human Origins: An Important New Book by Ann Gauger, Douglas Axe and Casey Luskin.
And that’s not all. This book is so important that the Discoveroids not only announced it at their blog, but they’ve posted about it several times since then. Let’s see, after the original announcement they posted this one, and after that they posted about it another time, and then they also mentioned it here.
But wait — there’s more. Yesterday they posted Good News! Science and Human Origins Is Shipping Now. Perhaps the most amazing fact is that every one of those Discoveroid posts appeared within the last two days. It’s been a veritable tsunami of news! The internet should be all abuzz about it, as soon as everyone has recovered from the shock.
Your humble Curmudgeon doesn’t have an opinion about the book — at least not yet. But with a respected scholar like Casey among its illustrious authors, this new volume is sure to find its rightful place in the history of science.
So that’s the news. There’s no need to thank us. You can always count on the Curmudgeon for this kind of thing.
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