The year-end news lull may seem to be never-ending, but we’ve experienced these things before. They are always followed by a resurgence of creationist lunacy.
During such periods, however, a world-famous blogger like your humble Curmudgeon is always faced with the problem of how the hiatus should be treated. Whenever we are confronted by what seems to be an insurmountable problem, we always step back and ask: What would King Tut do?
Inspired by that timeless example, we turn again to the Discoveroids — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page. They are continuing with their series of posts about their Top Ten events of the year.
Yesterday we wrote about their Triumph #5 for 2013. Today they’re moving on to number four, and this new item appears at their creationist blog: #4 of Our Top-Ten Evolution Stories of 2013: Ball State President Imposes Gag Order on Intelligent Design.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! This is almost a repeat of their number six, about which we wrote Discovery Institute Embraces Martyrdom. That one involved the ignominious demise of their stealth campaign to infiltrate two-year community colleges with their kind of creationist course, using their books, thinking that no one would notice.
This time the Discoveroids’ latest heralded event is about a similar experience we memorialized when we wrote Discovery Institute Catastrophes in 2013. Today’s event was number 4 in our chronological list, and hey — it’s also number 4 in the Discoveroids’ list. What are the odds of that happening? In our post about Discoveroid catastrophes, where we presciently discussed the latest event in their list of highlights, we said:
In July we began to report about the Battle of Ball State. That was yet another Discoveroid catastrophe. They had stealthily slipped some of their creationist propaganda into a class taught by Eric Hedin, an assistant professor of physics. He was alleged to have been teaching intelligent design in an honors science class titled “The Boundaries of Science.” It all hit the fan when the whistle was blown by Jerry Coyne. Then it was also disclosed that they had hired Guillermo Gonzalez — the Discoveroid “senior fellow” who failed to get tenure at Iowa State University and who had been teaching at some bible college. That prompted a Statement from Ball State University’s President, Jo Ann Gora, on the impropriety of teaching intelligent design in science class. The Discoveroids have been squawking about it ever since.
For the Discoveroids, who are wallowing in an orgy of masochism, that painful experience was one of the year’s most outstanding events. As they did a few days ago when they luxuriated in their humiliation at Amarillo College, they have nothing new to say. All they offer today is a copy of one of their earlier posts, from back in July.
When that first appeared, we wrote Battle of Ball State: Setting the Stage. It was right after we had posted Statement from Ball State University’s President, Jo Ann Gora, on the impropriety of teaching intelligent design in science class.
Because the Discoveroids have nothing new to say about the event, other than to include it in their list of their Top Ten stories for the year, we shall do the same. There isn’t anything more to say, really. They tried to slip their nonsense into a university and they got busted — big time.
All we can do is offer some Curmudgeonly encouragement to the Discoveroids, who are making no progress in their struggle against the Enlightenment. This is inspired by the words of President Obama: If you like your Oogity Boogity, you can keep your Oogity Boogity.
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