There must be an ark-load of frustration at the Discovery Institute. Despite their endless denials — see Discovery Institute: “Don’t Call Us Creationists!” — people have no trouble understanding and describing what they are.
The Discoveroids’ entire campaign is based on imagining that if they change their terminology from creationism to intelligent design, they can fool everyone into thinking that they’re promoting a scientific theory. Words have always been more important to them than verifiable evidence.
That strange mode of behavior is apparent in what they just posted today: “Anti-Science” Is Increasingly Turned Against Its Creators. 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. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The “anti-science” label is like Frankenstein’s monster. Designed by politically correct propagandists to serve their own purposes, namely blackening the reputation of skeptics on evolution and climate change, it has since turned against its inventors.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Somehow, we’re the “propagandists,” and now the “anti-science” label we routinely and accurately use to describe creationists is turning against us. This should be fun. Klinghoffer explains:
The aggressive Darwin-lobbying National Center for Science Education, for instance, has beat the drum for years, labeling doubters as “antiscience,” minus the hyphen (which always looks wrong to me from a copyediting perspective, as if it should be pronounced “an-TIS-ience”).
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Discoveroids ceaselessly promote their creationist Academic Freedom bills, and somehow they’re not lobbyists. But those who recognize and oppose what they’re doing are the lobbyists. Anyway, we’re curious to learn how the anti-science label is turning against us. Let’s read on:
But check out recent headlines and articles that use the term. Judging by Google News, you’ll see the once-pliable beast has gotten quite out of control.
Klinghoffer then links to seven news articles that use “anti-science” in headlines, but none of them is a defense of creationism (or intelligent design). Imagining that he’s made his point, Klinghoffer continues:
Here’s a suggestion. Let everyone swear off the habit of avoiding debate by slapping invidious names and labels on people who disagree with you. That would be more honest. It would also be more in line with mainstream public opinion.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Discoveroids are the biggest fans of labeling their critics. According to them, we’re secularists, naturalists, atheists, bigots, censors, bullies, propagandists, Darwinist conspirators, etc. If they give up their practice of hurling labels, what will they have to talk about?
Then Klinghoffer babbles for a few paragraphs about the results of the “poll” they recently promoted, and about which we wrote Discoveroid “Poll” Favors Teaching Nonsense. We’ll skip that. At the end he says:
Will the NCSE and others accept this piece of free advice? Don’t worry — I’m not holding my breath.
Klinghoffer has complained about the anti-science label before — see Klinghoffer: “We’re Not Anti-Science”. That didn’t work, so now he’s calling for a cease-fire. We don’t know what NCSE will do with Klinghoffer’s advice. Speaking only for our Curmudgeonly self, the Discoveroids are, always have been, and likely always will be a pack of anti-science creationists, forever lobbying to implement the nefarious goals of their wedge strategy.
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