You’ve heard of Michael Denton. He’s a Discoveroid “senior fellow” and the author of the 1985 creationist classic, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. Then he put out a 33-minute video which we discussed here: Thrilling News from the Discovery Institute. Our last post about him was Intelligent Design Has a Mechanism.
Brace yourself, dear reader — Denton is back! The Discoveroids are posting about his latest intellectual milestone in A New Book from Michael Denton Is Your Opportunity to Inspire Future Scientists. It was written by Kelley J. Unger, about whom we know nothing.
It begins slowly, by explaining how important Denton is. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
With his path-breaking book Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, biologist Michael Behe is known around the world for helping to launch the intelligent design movement. But what inspired him?
What inspired Michael Behe? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Not only is Behe a Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, he was the Discoveroids’ star witness in the Kitzmiller case — see Kitzmiller v. Dover: Michael Behe’s Testimony. And he’s also a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University. His colleagues at Lehigh are so impressed by his brilliance that they publicly disassociated themselves from him by issuing this statement: Department Position on Evolution and “Intelligent Design”.
No doubt you’re eager to learn what inspired Behe. You’re about to be told:
Behe explains, “Through college and graduate school, I was in an atmosphere that just assumed that Darwinian evolution explained biology. I didn’t have any reason to doubt it.” But then he read a book that changed his life, and thereby altered the history of science. The book was Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, by geneticist Michael Denton.
Aha — Denton is the man who inspired Behe. Thrilling, isn’t it? Let’s read on:
This year marks the 30th anniversary of its publication. Denton’s book offered a powerful critique of Darwinian evolution based on science, not religion. It helped inspire a generation of young scientists and scholars who formed what became known as the ID movement. We have some exciting news to share: Denton, a Senior Fellow with Discovery’s Center for Science & Culture, has been at work on a sequel, titled Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh — a sequel! [*End Drool Mode*] The Discoveroid post continues:
The book will not only update and revisit Denton’s earlier work; it also offers a stunning NEW argument showing that the Darwinian mechanism cannot explain the most important features in biology. This is the cutting edge of the evolution debate. You will never think of biology in the same way again.
Aren’t you excited? But wait — the best is yet to come:
The planned publication date for the new book is approaching: January 26, 2016. But we need your help today so we can meet this deadline. We need funds to finish acquiring the illustrations, to do the layout, to do the indexing and final proofing.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We might be wrong, but it looks to us like Denton can’t even afford to get his book printed by a vanity publisher. He needs help! Here’s one more excerpt:
We seek to maximize the reach and the impact of this important new book. This is an opportunity to join with us in advancing a scientific idea that addresses the most vital questions humankind has ever faced. Will you help us in making this possible?
The post ends with a link where you can make a contribution in order to “inspire future scientists, and inspire the public with an incisive and accessible case for intelligent design.” Well, dear reader, why do you hesitate? Click over there and make your contribution now!
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