We found something today at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog that is guaranteed to thrill you: For Next Week’s 90th Scopes Trial Anniversary, We’ve Got Something Special Planned. It was written by David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger.
Everyone knows about the Scopes Trial. The Discoveroids have something special planned. Oooooooooooh! This is really exciting! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Next Tuesday, July 21, is the 90th anniversary of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the day the case was decided, and we’ve got something special in store for you to mark the occasion. Stephen Meyer had the leading hand in it. David Berlinski, Paul Nelson, Douglas Axe, Ann Gauger, Casey Luskin, and I also pitched on.
All of those intellectual giants are involved! We’ve never been so thrilled. Wait! [*Curmudgeon makes a quick dash to the bathroom*] Okay, we feel better now, and we can’t wait to learn what the Discoveroids will do. Klinghoffer then says:
What is it? Well, you’ll have to check back here on Tuesday to find out.
Darn! We’re going to be in suspense until Tuesday. Let’s read on:
As you know, the Scopes Trial is the source for the (historically misleading) film Inherit the Wind, which still hovers like a baleful phantom over the evolution controversy. The Scopes anniversary is an excellent occasion to debunk the Darwinists’ fiction that time somehow stands still and has done so for nearly a century.
We’ve written about the movie — see Scopes Transcript: Darrow’s examination of Bryan. The trial scenes were accurate — especially the part where Darrow got to examine Bryan. We know, because the transcript of the trial had been published long before the movie was made. We have a copy. But it’s quite understandable that the Discoveroids are upset at how badly Bryan performed. Anyway, Klinghoffer continues:
They [the wicked Darwinists] present the subject of evolution versus intelligent design as if there were no real debate, as if nothing much had happened in science in the past 90 years to challenge Darwinian biology or to suggest an alternative, as if it were still Darrow battling Bryan over Scriptural literalism before a crowd of “yokels” outside the Dayton courthouse. For them, it remains the year 1925 and we’re still receiving acid dispatches from the Bible Belt via H.L. Mencken.
Imagine what Mencken would do with the Discoveroids — especially if he know about the amazing advances in biological knowledge in the last 90 years. Here’s more:
No. Notwithstanding the daily denials issuing from today’s defenders of 19th century materialist science, the debate about Darwin advances year by year.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The debate is advancing? Who’s advancing it — Klinghoffer and Casey? Moving along:
The past couple of years have been particularly important. It’s the scientific controversy that can no longer be denied.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! And now we come to the end:
Next week we are going to document that in a very substantial fashion.
Oooooooooooh! We’ll be watching. Stay tuned to this blog!
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