We’ve been eagerly awaiting their announcement, and we think we found out what it is from something called Religion News Service. This press release appears at their website: For the 90th Anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial, Discovery Institute Documents the Intense Scientific Debate over “Darwin’s Doubt”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
July 21 marks the 90th anniversary of the famed Scopes “Monkey” Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, a historical landmark that continues to confuse the controversy about evolution.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Are you confused, dear reader? The press release then explains the “confusion”:
Defenders of Darwinian theory present the conflict between unguided evolution and intelligent design as if it had not advanced one bit since Clarence Darrow jousted with William Jennings Bryan over Biblical literalism before a courthouse crowd in 1925.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Science has made enormous advances since then. It’s the creationists who are mired in the past. For example, see William Jennings Bryan Joins Discovery Institute, and also John West & William Jennings Bryan. Let’s read on:
The truth is very different. To commemorate the Scopes trial, Discovery Institute Press will publish Debating Darwin’s Doubt: The Scientific Controversy That Can No Longer Be Denied, a sequel to Stephen Meyer’s 2013 New York Times bestseller, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design.
Wowie — a sequel! Aren’t you thrilled? The press release continues:
The new book documents the intense controversy sparked by Dr. Meyer’s book, which argues for intelligent design (ID) from evidence of the great Cambrian explosion [blah, blah, blah].
“The hip new buzzword is ‘denial,’” says the book’s editor, Discovery Institute senior fellow David Klinghoffer. “Darwin skeptics, intelligent design advocates, proponents of academic freedom for science teachers and researchers — all these are lumped together as ‘science deniers.’ The real ‘deniers’ are Darwinists who insist there is no real scientific debate about life’s origins. You could call them ‘debate deniers.’”
Yes, dear reader, Klinghoffer knows that you’re the real denier, because you deny that there’s a real scientific debate. Here’s more:
Among the book’s 44 chapters are 10 by Stephen Meyer, who received his PhD in philosophy of science at Cambridge University. Other authors, led by William Dembski, Douglas Axe, Ann Gauger, David Berlinski, Paul Nelson, and Casey Luskin, also take on the critics.
Ooooooooooooooh — all the Discoveroid intellectual giants! This is the last paragraph:
Klinghoffer noted, “We are making progress — in changing minds, yes, but also in deepening the argument for ID. Debating Darwin’s Doubt proves that, unequivocally. As the saying goes, ‘The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on.’ Darwinist defenders may not realize it, but we are leaving them behind.”
So there it is — the Discoveroids’ promised response to the anniversary of the Scopes Trial. Now you know. Aren’t you excited?
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