The suspense is almost unendurable as the date for the big announcement approaches. What announcement? Come on, you remember when the Discoveroids told us, almost two weeks ago, that they were deciding who would be named their “Censor of the Year.” We wrote about it here: Discovery Institute Embraces Martyrdom, #2. Klinghoffer had said:
Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture announces a new prize to be given out yearly on Darwin Day, February 12: the Censor of the Year Award. The award will recognize particularly vicious efforts to throttle free speech and punish dissenters from orthodoxy in the context of scientific discussion of the origins of complex life, lift itself, and of the cosmos.
Then he disclosed some particulars:
The Center for Science & Culture will be taking nominations for the next couple of weeks, through Wednesday, January 29. … We’ll deliberate carefully, and make our announcement on Tuesday, February 4, in ample time to get ready for Darwin Day.
Tomorrow is the day when they reach their decision! But they’ll keep the winner’s name a secret until 04 February — one week from today! Remember that date! It’s also the day of the big debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye when, we fear, Nye will bring a slide rule to a knife fight.
If that’s not enough excitement, don’t forget that there’s another big date coming two days later — 06 February. If, by that date, ol’ Hambo can’t sell enough bonds to raise the money he needs for building his Ark replica, then the underwriters will have to refund everything they’ve raised from bond sales — unless the closing date gets extended again. See Ken Ham’s Ark Bonds — 14 Jan 2014 Update.
Back to the Discoveroids — they appear to be promoting a favorite for their Censor of the Year Award, and it’s Zack Kopplin. Klinghoffer pretty much said so, and we wrote about that last week — see Discoveroids Whine about Zack Kopplin.
Zack himself seems to be trying to win the Discoveroids’ award. Just in time to infuriate those who might be suggesting a winner, Zack wrote a column which was published in the Shreveport Times of Shreveport, Louisiana. Check it out: Creationism vs. evolution: Religious teachings have no place in science classes. The first paragraph is enough to win the award:
In 2008, the Legislature passed the Louisiana Science Education Act, a clever piece of stealth legislation that allows creationism to be snuck into public school science classrooms.
And if that’s not enough to achieve victory, Zack has been tweeting about it. Klinghoffer has noticed, and he posted this at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: Atta Boy! In Censor of the Year Contest, Zack Kopplin Has the Fighting Spirit, where he says, with bold font added by us:
Hm, it sounds like Louisiana youth Zack Kopplin is eyeing our Censor of the Year prize like a true competitor. I congratulate him on that. He wants to win! Or so it appears from this tweet:
[Alert — This is a quote by a Discoveroid, allegedly a tweet by Zack, which we haven’t checked for accuracy:] Am I winning your censorship contest? Or is your website which doesn’t allow comments beating me.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Zack is taunting the Discoveroids! Klinghoffer responds:
Good for you, Mr. Kopplin, and good luck in this truly competitive race!
There’s more, of course, but we’re so excited and agitated that we’re unable to provide you with any more excerpts. You’ll have to click over there to read the rest.
This is undoubtedly the most momentous time we can recall in the history of our humble blog. Everything seems to be happening at once — the announcement of the Discoveroids’ Censor of the Year Award on 04 Feb, the debate between ol’ Hambo and Bill Nye, also on 04 Feb, and the deadline for the sale of Hambo’s ark bonds two days later, on 06 Feb.
The whole world is watching. The tension is growing. And we won’t have long to wait. Stay tuned to this blog!
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