We had a lot of fun last year, blogging about the Discovery Institute’s series of articles proclaiming their top ten accomplishments for the year. This was our post when they reached the summit of their glory list: Discovery Institute’s Triumph #1, 2, & 3 for 2013. It was so much fun that we were getting worried that they may have dropped the feature for this year. But lo, it has begun!
We are delighted bring you the first in their 2014 series. As before, they start at the bottom, letting the suspense build as they slowly work their way up to Triumph Number One. Here’s where it starts today — #10 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: A Stunning New Illustration of Intelligent Design in the Cell.
What? That’s one of their Top Ten? Well, why not? What else can they brag about? This was a typical year for their pseudo-science. They had no legislative accomplishments, no court victories, and they have no scientific discoveries to brag about. Nor are they anywhere in academia — except in bible colleges.
Most importantly, they’ve accomplished nothing at all in furtherance of their theocratic goals, which we described in What is the “Wedge Document”? But they are nevertheless driven by fund-raising necessity to please their generous patrons and post about their Top Ten successes of the year.
So here’s what they say about their achievement Number Ten, with bold font added by us:
Known for its advocacy of intelligent design, Discovery Institute has released a dramatic new three-minute video revealing what could be the most visually stunning molecular machines in cells, called kinesins. The animation provides a new presentation of evidence for intelligent design at the cellular level.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! They have the video at their post, so if you care to see it you can click over there. We only glanced at it. Then they say:
The video, titled “The Workhorse of the Cell: Kinesin,” is the third in Discovery Institute’s series on molecular machines as evidence for design in nature. The first in the series, “Journey Inside the Cell,” has over half a million views on YouTube. It shows how the digital information encoded in DNA directs protein synthesis in the cell. The second, an animation of ATP synthase molecular machinery, has accrued over 70,000 views since its release last year.
Isn’t that absolutely thrilling? The rest of their post consists of a couple of quotes from people we never heard of, who praise the animation, and that’s all they have to say.
So there you are — an animation. It’s a cartoon, really, which they offer as evidence that their intelligent designer — blessed be he! — is hard at work within your cells, performing miracles. We are so awe-struck that we can’t write any more, so we’ll have to end here.
We can’t wait to see what other wonders the Discoveroids have accomplished this year. Stay tuned to this blog!
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