You know about the Discovery Institute’s creationist seminar, about which we last wrote Discoveroids’ 2017 Seminar — Still Time To Apply.
That was four days ago. The Discoveroids still had some openings for their annual event, and the deadline for applying was 04 April. Okay, fine — although we remarked:
It’s amazing, considering the global interest in the Discoveroids’ “theory,” that the seminar isn’t already over-subscribed.
We assumed that the next time they blogged about the thing would be when it was over, and they told us about what an outstandingly successful event it had been. But we were wrong. In the four days since we wrote about it, they’ve blogged about the event five more times. Here are their recent postings, in chronological order:
Does it appear to you, dear reader, that the Discoveroids seem a wee bit desperate to find people willing to attend their seminar? Let’s take a look at their most recent post on the subject, which appropriately appears at their creationist blog today — April Fool’s Day. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
What do these names have in common? Stephen Meyer, Douglas Axe, Ann Gauger, Jonathan Wells, Michael Behe, Jay Richards, Richard Sternberg, Paul Nelson, John West.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! We could have a lot of fun telling you what those people have in common, but that would be somewhat juvenile so we won’t bother. Your Curmudgeon tries — not always successfully — to run a classy blog. However, we will say one thing in answer to the Discoveroids’ question: It appears that those names outnumber the people who have signed up to hear them speak.
This is what the Discoveroids say those names have in common:
Yes, they are just some of the outstanding scholars who will serve as faculty for our 2017 Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design. Why not learn from the best?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Then they say:
Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in the sciences and humanities are invited to apply. Spend nine days in Seattle, July 7 to 15, examining the science behind ID and the cultural stakes in the evolution debate.
Spend nine days with those people? Nine days? M’god! After that they tell us:
But it’s no April Fools’ Day lark when we say time is running out to apply. The deadline is Tuesday, April 4.
They say it’s no joke — but we think it’s extremely amusing that the Discoveroids still have openings for the event. Here’s one final excerpt:
The Summer Seminars are intended as the first step on the road to a career in scholarship considering the evidence for design in nature and the cosmos, and the implications of that evidence.
The rest of their post is a link where droolers can find information about the seminar and an application form. We’ll let you click over there if you’re interested.
This is great April Fool’s Day material — and the funniest thing is that the Discoveroids don’t realize it.
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