Oh Goodie — The Discoveroids’ Top Ten for 2014

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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14 responses to “Oh Goodie — The Discoveroids’ Top Ten for 2014

  1. If the Discorrhoids’ first video got ±500,000 views and the second ±70,000, this one will get about 10,000, assuming an exponential decay trend. The fourth one, if they bother to make it, will then be seen about 1,400 times, and no. 8 should attract ±1 view (probably by a Discorrhoid).

    Sounds like a real success story to me.

  2. Unfortunately for the Disco Tute, the real kinesin doesn’t work anything like their cartoon video. So, basically, the Disco Tute is using the equivalent of a Roadrunner cartoon to illustrate how real coyotes and roadrunners behave.

    Typical Tute fail.

  3. michaelfugate

    Where one asks is the evidence of God’s hand in the structure and function of a kinesin molecule?

  4. michaelfugate

    Ralph Seelke is a PhD microbiologist and Christian apologist who teaches at UW -Superior http://www3.uwsuper.edu/rseelke/ he is also an author of “Explore Evolution” – a creationist “textbook.”

  5. It also bears pointing out that the kenisin animation has been out there for at least 4 years and possibly more. All the Disco Tute did is copy it.

    There are more knock-offs of “Leave Britney Alone!” with vastly greater hit counts than the Disco Tute ever got.

    They are really scraping the barrel to recycle this old news as one of their “Top Ten.” What a joke.

  6. docbill1351 says:

    They are really scraping the barrel to recycle this old news as one of their “Top Ten.” What a joke.

    But this is only Number Ten. Be patient, Grasshopper. Wonders are certain to be revealed as they move up the list.

  7. Considering last year’s multiple instances of “Darwin’s Doubt” and the obvious padding of their résumé, I’m going to make a bold prediction that “Darwin’s Doubt” will reappear at least once. After all the book is still out there in 2014 and is the #9 Amazon book on Creationism!
    Creationists are predictable. For example you know if Ray Comfort produces a video it will some how mention Hilter or Nazis.

  8. Number 10 is clearly not an accomplishment. Well, for a Discoveroid it might be, but for anyone else it would not be.

    So when will we get to anything that could reasonably be termed an actual accomplishment? They published “Darwin’s Doubt” in 2014, which while complete dreck could be counted as something of an accomplishment. The published a screed against Cosmos.

    I’ll bet they will get to #2 or #1 before they will get to anything that their benefactors might consider an accomplishment.

  9. ” 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. ”
    Nothing wrong with that – didn’t the Flintstones prove that humans and dinosaurs coexisted?

  10. Holding The Line In Florida

    @ejwinner “didn’t the Flintstones prove that humans and dinosaurs coexisted?” Yabba dabba do! Wish I thought of that one! Yeah, and 1,000,000 Years BC was a Reality Show! Can’t beat Raquel in that fur bikini!

  11. DocBill> “So, basically, the Disco Tute is using the equivalent of a Roadrunner cartoon to illustrate how real coyotes and roadrunners behave.”

    It would also explain that large crate labelled “ACME Darwin Smasher” recently delivered to The ‘Tute.

  12. Ralph Seelke is a PhD microbiologist and Christian apologist who teaches at UW -Superior http://www3.uwsuper.edu/rseelke/ he is also an author of “Explore Evolution” – a creationist “textbook.”

    Personally, I find it disturbing when a PhD microbiologist, or anyone else with any sort of scientific credentials, is also a “Christian” (read: “‘fundamentalist”) apologist.

    And yes, I know some of these people are Catholics (despite the Church’s modern-day acceptance of evolution) and so technically aren’t “fundamentalist” in the original, capital-F sense, since that movement was militantly Protestant (and still is, except for the alliance it has formed with Rome on the subject of abortion). Even so, the label seems appropriate.

  13. #9 is the Hambo-Nye debate a “missed opportunity” So something they had nothing to do with (Hambo paid for the debate with his own money) and something they count as a loss anyway is part of their top 10 2014 accomplishments?

  14. Just for the record I wanted to point out I was right “Darwin’s Doubt” is their #2. Creationists as predictable as the tide, but who can explain them?