Many of you have heard of The View — a daytime talk show on American television, featuring an all-female panel comprised mostly of droolingly ignorant and highly emotional ladies babbling about various social and political issues.
It shouldn’t surprise us that The View is watched by the geniuses at the Discovery Institute. They’ve just posted this at their creationist blog: The View Takes on Intelligent Design, Sort Of.
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. The graphic above this post is in his honor. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
You have to grant some grudging admiration to evolutionary advocates like our friends at the National Center for Science Education. They’ve done an impressive job of misleading the media with the false equation between creationism and intelligent design.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, the “false equation.” Then, as an example, he describes what some website said about a recent episode of The View. His purported quotes follow:
Candace Cameron Bure, the sister of evangelist actor Kirk Cameron, insisted on Wednesday that creationism was compatible with science. But she was then left speechless after Joy Behar asked to defend her remarks.
Wowie — the ladies of The View got into a cat-fight about creationism. It must have been an amazing show! We used to write about Kirk Cameron, for example: Kirk Cameron and the Crocoduck. Let’s read on as Klinghoffer quotes some more:
A discussion on The View about reports that GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s own advisers doubted his grasp on foreign policy prompted Behar to remind her co-hosts the that former neurosurgeon also rejected evolution. “I take issue with that,” Bure [ Kirk Cameron’s sister] interrupted. “Because that does not mean that he is a dumb man or unintelligent.”
What a show! Klinghoffer continues quoting Cameron’s sister:
“To use that as an argument — I don’t believe in evolution, but intelligent design, there are many people and great scientists that are all over the world that believe in intelligent design,” she continued.
“Really?” Behar replied skeptically. “I’d like to meet them.”
“To say that someone who believes in intelligent design does not believe in science is silly,” Bure insisted. “The two are compatible.”
“How?” Behar wondered. “Explain it.”
Bure took a deep breath and let out a nervous laugh. “You’re putting me on the spot,” she told Behar.
No doubt you wish you had seen that episode of The View. Well, you still can:
Let’s see if Klinghoffer has anything else to say:
I must say I’m impressed that the group waded into the subject, however imperfectly. Alas, it appears no one on the panel knew what intelligent design means. The View isn’t a philosophy seminar, nor do the co-hosts include any scientists or science journalists. I’m not blaming them. They get their information the way most Americans do — from the media, which on the subject of evolution has collectively capitulated to a misinformation campaign.
Here’s one more excerpt:
Pressed to name a scientist who supports ID, Ms. Bure at one point said, “I would love to bring them on the show.” Joy Behar agrees, “Let’s have a debate between Darwinism and intelligent design,” to which Whoopi Goldberg responds: “We will invite folks on because we want to have as many conversations as we can.”
No longer describing the TV show, Klinghoffer is now speaking for himself:
Whoa. No kidding? That is a fine idea. Please be in touch and I have no doubt we can offer an appropriate and illuminating conversation partner.
We’re excited. Just think, maybe one day they’ll have Casey on The View. It’ll be a day to remember!
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