The Wikipedia entry for Ship of fools, from which we copied that print attributed to Albrecht Dürer, tells us:
The ship of fools is an allegory that has long been a fixture in Western literature and art. The allegory depicts a vessel populated by human inhabitants who are deranged, frivolous, or oblivious passengers aboard a ship without a pilot, and seemingly ignorant of their own direction.
For some reason, that’s what we thought of when we saw this new post at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: Join Discovery Institute for an Alaskan Cruise, July 26 to August 4, and Meet the Stars of the Intelligent Design Movement!
The title says it all, so we don’t need to give you too many excerpts. But we will give you a few, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance: participate in a floating conference about intelligent design, with some of the world’s most stunning natural scenery as a backdrop. What better place and what better time — Alaska at the height of summer! — to meet the stars of Discovery Institute and learn in depth about the ultimate questions that science has ever asked: How did the universe begin? How did life arise? How did complex life develop?
Ooooooh, oooooooooh! A cruise with the world’s greatest living geniuses! Let’s read on:
Explore these subjects and much more on the first ever Discovery Institute cruise. That’s July 26 to August 4. Make your registration now!
We read those dates, paused for a moment, and then had to check today’s date. As we thought — it’s almost November. Then what … ? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! They forgot to tell us what year they’re talking about. Oh wait — it’s hidden in the graphic at the top of their post. One more excerpt:
Space is extremely limited. Reserve your room now to get the best selection and pricing!
Well, dear reader, what are you waiting for? Sign up now!
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