As you know, every 20th of December we wish one another a merry Kitzmas, to celebrate the decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. This year will be the tenth anniversary of that opinion.
In anticipation of that event, the York Daily Record, located in York, Pennsylvania, near the location of the Kitzmiller trial, published Dover intelligent design 10 years later: Plaintiffs, attorneys drawn together by the case, about which we wrote Ten Years After the Kitzmiller Case. That was one of several other articles in the same newspaper about the anniversary. The National Center for Science Education has links to them here: Kitzmiller in the York Daily Record.
The Discoveroids have never stopped moaning and groaning about the results of that trial — especially Casey Luskin, our favorite creationist. He often writes about how Judge Jones got everything wrong — everything! We wrote about his last effort in Casey and Kitzmiller — One More Time.
Since those articles were published in the York Daily Record, we’ve been eagerly anticipating a response from the Discovery Institute, and at last it has appeared at their creationist blog: Following Kitzmiller v. Dover, an Excellent Decade for Intelligent Design. There is no author’s byline. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of opening of arguments in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case that resulted in the most absurdly hyped court decision in memory.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! They’re just getting started:
In 2005, did an obscure Federal judge in Dover, Pennsylvania, at last settle the ultimate scientific question that has fascinated mankind for millennia? Of course not. The decision by Judge John Jones established nothing about intelligent design — far from being the “death knell” sometimes claimed by Darwin defenders.
You can read the 139-page Kitzmiller decision for yourself, if you haven’t yet done so. Let’s find out what else the Discoveroids say:
For a definitive take, see our book [link to Discoveroid book deleted]. In fact, the decade since Dover has been an excellent one for ID. Casey Luskin noted some highlights not long ago:
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We wrote about Casey’s article here: Discovery Institute: How Long, O Lord?, in which we said:
What follows is a list of non-existent “victories.” You can click over there to see them. They include the “peer-reviewed” papers they’ve published (in their own captive journal), the cutting-edge research they’ve done (in their own captive lab), Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt, and the alleged attempts by “the Darwin lobby” to stifle criticism of “the orthodox evolutionary paradigm.”
To summarize Casey’s message: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. We’re winning, really we are. Keep the money coming!
After repeating Casey’s forlorn list of “accomplishments,” which long ago vanished into well-deserved oblivion, the Discoveroids tell us:
With the December anniversary of Judge Jones’s decision, you’ll probably hear more from evolution enforcers about its world-shaking significance. That would be predictable. Perhaps we’ll say more later.
We look forward to it. In conclusion, we’re confident that their “theory” will fare as well in the next ten years as it has during the last.
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