The suspense is over, and the long-awaited news has been released. This was just posted at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog: Happy New Year! Here Is #1 of Our Top Stories of 2015: A Scientific Debate that Can No Longer Be Denied.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Look at that title — a “scientific” debate that can’t be denied! That’s the Discoveroids’ top story for the year. No experiments, no data, no evidence that clearly contradicts evolution. It’s about nothing — except what they call a debate. This is just as silly as the rest of their Top Ten stories, all of which we mentioned yesterday in Discoveroids’ Top Ten for 2015 — #3 & #2.
Who was given the honor of writing about their Number One accomplishment? 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.
Okay, we’ve come this far, so let’s see what he’s talking about. Aha — he refers to and then copies something he wrote for the Discoveroids back in July: A Scientific Controversy That Can No Longer Be Denied: Here Is Debating Darwin’s Doubt.
We didn’t write about it because we had found the same material the day before in a press release from something called Religion News Service — an appropriate news service for distributing information from the Discoveroids. Our post about that was Discoveroids’ Response to the Scopes Trial.
It’s all about Debating Darwin’s Doubt: The Scientific Controversy That Can No Longer Be Denied, a sequel to Stephen Meyer’s book from 2013: Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. The thing was “published” by the Discovery Institute Press — the Discoveroids’ in-house vanity press operation. You probably know about the book by now, but here’s a bit of what Klinghoffer’s post and that press release said:
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.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Two of those intellectual giants, Dembski and Luskin, are no longer with the Discovery Institute. The Discoveroids are having a brain drain — something they can ill afford. And now they have a whistleblower problem with a former Discoveroid. Could there be a connection? We won’t speculate about that.
Klinghoffer’s post today ends like the press release did, so we’ll quote that:
Meanwhile, the case for design in biology (and cosmology) goes forward, gathering power as it does. “The dogs may bark,” as the saying goes, “but the caravan moves on.” They don’t realize it yet, but we are leaving them behind.
That’s it, dear reader. They’re leaving you behind, and that’s their top story for the year. They must be very proud.
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