It’s difficult to know what’s going on at the Discovery Institute these days. It seems that most of the recent posts at their creationist blog are about videos they’ve made. Maybe they finally figured out that when they explain their “theory” of intelligent design in essays, no one is impressed, so they’re making a bunch of videos with gee-whiz visual effects and hoping to make an impression that way.
Whether this is a whole new strategy is difficult to determine, but another example of it is at their website today. Instead of ignoring such things, as we’ve been doing, we thought we’d mention it — at least this once. Their newest post is titled When It Comes to a Humpback Breaching, “The Language Fails”. It has no author’s byline. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The Northwest premiere of the new Illustra Media documentary Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth is coming up August 7 in Seattle. Don’t forget to register for this one.
That’s the most thrilling news we’ve heard since we learned about Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Hey — we’ve heard about Illustra Media before. David Coppedge is (or was) a member of the Illustra Media board. The last time we wrote about him and his litigation was The David Coppedge Case: It’s Over. It’s funny how the same names keep showing up. It’s almost as if events were — gasp! — designed to be this way.
Anyway, then the Discoveroids tell us:
Want a little taste of what’s in store? Click on the image above [which is in the original Discoveroid post] to watch a brief excerpt from the segment on whales. As Discovery Institute’s Paul Nelson comments, “The language fails” in trying to describe the awesome beauty of a humpback breaching, the length of a city bus and leaping from the water into the air.
Wanna see a humpback breaching? (In the ocean, not the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral, you dunderhead!) Then visit the Discoveroid website. One last excerpt:
You can tell imaginative stories about how such a thing might have evolved without guidance or intent, but then you see the exultant, majestic result and you think: That is art. A whale is art.
Oooooooooooooh, it’s art — that means it was created by an artist! And that means — yes! — it’s the work of the intelligent designer — blessed be he!
We think the Discoveroids have finally figured out how to promote their “science.” These videos are so much more effective than essays by Casey.
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