Unlike actual science, which is all about comprehensible (i.e., non-miraculous) and testable explanations of nature, Pseudoscience offers untestable, unfalsifiable (i.e., faith based) concepts, promoted by, among other things:
• Public relations activities like promotional rallies and revivals, usually at religious institutions
• Condemnation of opponents as purveyors of immorality who engage in censorship, bullying tactics, etc.
• Their own captive “peer reviewed” journals
• Their own self-published books
• Their own bookstores
• Other forms of cargo cult behavior
The usual creationist websites which we visit all have their own bookstores, peddling their peculiar versions of reality. Examples are ol’ Hambo’s bookstore and ICR’s bookstore. But one creationist outfit — the Discovery Institute — has been an exception. Until now.
Today the Discoveroids’ creationist blog proudly announces: In Time for Black Friday, Here’s the New Discovery Institute Bookstore!. It has no author’s byline. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
It’s Black Friday, the traditional first day of the Christmas shopping season. What should you do? You can jump in the car and wade through crowds at the local mall, or you can do the smart thing and join us in exploring the new bookstore operated by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. It’s right here!
This is the link they provide: Discovery Store. Just above the listing of the wondrous books they offer, that website says:
Welcome. Here you’ll be able to purchase many of the books and films by our fellows and friends. Most titles are sourced by Amazon.com. We fulfill bulk orders and a few select titles. Also, more in-depth information is available on titles we publish at Discovery Institute Press.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Discovery Institute Press is the Discoveroids’ own “peer reviewed” vanity press operation, and now they’re hawking that stuff at their own book store.
After that the Discoveroids tell us:
Check it out: This is your one-stop portal for obtaining books, videos, curricula, and other products relating to intelligent design, evolution, science and faith, and science and culture.
Yeah, check it out. Then, after promoting a few titles, they finish their post with this:
These and many more titles are not only an opportunity to learn about the evidence for design in nature. They are also a testament to the amazing insights and productivity of our CSC [Center for Science and Culture] Fellows. Welcome, and enjoy!
So there you are, dear reader. The Discoveroids have joined the ranks of other creationist outfits and now have their own bookstore. Isn’t it wonderful?
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