Remember what we wrote a couple of months ago — Your Chance To Be a Creation Scientist? That’s right, it’s the Discovery Institute’s annual seminar for training “rising scientists and scholars interested in advancing ID-related research.”
We have good news for you. They still have openings, so it’s not yet too late for you to apply. The Discoveroids have a post about it at their creationist blog: Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design, a “Game Changer” — Deadline to Apply Just a Week Away! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
The deadline to apply for our Summer Seminars, July 7 to 15 in Seattle, will soon be upon us: That’s Tuesday, April 4, 2017. More information is here [link omitted].
It’s amazing, considering the global interest in the Discoveroids’ “theory,” that the seminar isn’t already over-subscribed. Then they say:
The Summer Seminars are where we give students (undergrads and graduates) an introduction to the science and meaning of intelligent design that they almost certainly cannot get at their home university or college.
What an opportunity! They tell us:
Training the next generation of ID scholars is likely the most important things we do at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. Students come from around the world, and the physical location can’t be beat: nine gorgeous summer days in the Pacific Northwest.
Things may not be so glorious at that location. We recently came across this headline at PhysOrg: Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage, which informs us:
Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States’ second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle’s waste.
We’re not certain of the source of that sewage, but we note that Seattle is the location of the Discoveroids’ headquarters. The experts aren’t certain of the cause either. PhysOrg reports:
“It has been a disaster, and we’re not out of it yet. We still don’t know really what went wrong,” said Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a King County councilwoman whose district includes the 32-acre West Point Treatment Plant, on the shores of Puget Sound next to Seattle’s largest public park. “We’ve got to get a handle on it. I’m very concerned about the environment, the effects on marine life in the sound, public health,” she added.
Is there a connection between the Discoveroids and the sewage catastrophe? We’ll let you decide. But if you plan to attend the seminar, you should be warned about conditions in the Seattle area.
This is the rest of the Discoveroids’ notice:
Applying isn’t hard, there are tracks in the sciences and humanities, and scholarships are available. Apply now, or help us spread the word to students!
Well, dear reader, what are you waiting for? You too can become a slack-jawed, drooling, pants-wetting intelligent design scholar, one who approaches the natural world with your eyes wide and unfocused, as you reject the secular evils of Darwinism and contemplate the supernatural wonders miraculously created by the intelligent designer — blessed be he!
Don’t be discouraged by the Seattle sewage crisis. It’ll be good training for your future as a design theorist.
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