The Discoveroids Now Have a Book Store

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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10 responses to “The Discoveroids Now Have a Book Store

  1. “This is your one-stop portal”
    More like zero-stop.

  2. “They are also a testament to the amazing … productivity of our CSC [Center for Science and Culture] Fellows.”

    If you drive by any large CAFO (Confined Animal Feedlot Operation), you will see a very similar testament to the amazing productivity of cattle, swine, etc. And it’s the same stuff!

  3. Wow, they try to drum up business with a photo of the Amazon bookstore. Sorry, but no brick & mortar store for their 40 some self-published works on creationism that would fit in a closet.

  4. retiredsciguy. Yup. Its poupe. Who are these people who actually spend money to buy this asteroid garbage? i’m not certain who they are. However, I am certain of the correct response. To quote our blogs author. Bwahahahahahahaaha.
    Slainte

  5. It’s disappointing to see the Discovery Institute commercialize the birth of the Lord and Savior.

  6. Mark,
    Well, so many other supposed christians have been doing that for a very long time.

  7. Ceteris Paribus

    If the creation crap peddled by the DI required only pixels on a computer screen to sell their wares, it would probably fall within the bounds of what civilized people regularly consider “freedom to speak”. As soon as the screen goes blank, the potential harm to the future of humanity is erased.
    But any DI publications which envision cutting down forests of trees to corrupt the minds of small children should be regarded as a crime against nature.

  8. Holding The Line In Florida

    @mnb0 I am sure they meant “one stop Port-a-John” instead of Portal. Makes more sense. Damned auto correct gets you every time!

  9. AiG sells a title All you need to know about the Bible… in a whopping 6 volumes of 140 pages!

    If the Bible is supposed to be a universal guidebook inspired by an omnipotent, omniscient being, why do you need to explain it? If you claim it is to be taken literally and never interpreted through human knowledge, how in hell can you spend 800 pages doing precisely that?

  10. Re. the Dyscovery Bookshop, its headline: Discovery Institute Press publishes books exploring the intersection of science, education, technology, culture, and public policy..
    *cough*religion*cough*