This is exciting news from the Discovery Institute. Look what popped up at their creationist blog: In 2018, Please Help Us Take Intelligent Design to the World!, written by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Living in the United States, we’re accustomed to evolution being thoroughly politicized, in the sense that the media encourage everyone to divide into armed camps: evolutionists versus Darwin skeptics. In both the U.S. media and academia, there’s a kind of social panic for many about being classed with the dreaded “creationists.”
Yes, the media are to blame for all the problems of the Darwin skeptics. Then he says:
But that panic is largely unknown in other countries. The world is wide open to scientific arguments for design in nature. The big launch of ID in Brazil is a case in point …
Yeah, we wrote about that — see Discovery Institute Makes Progress in Brazil. But there’s more: Klinghoffer tells us:
In the coming year, we’ll be debuting a Spanish language edition of Evolution News [their creationist blog], and Discovery Institute Press will publish a new work by a major European scientist detailing his own explorations of the design hypothesis. More on that soon.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Discovery Institute Press! Very impressive. Klinghoffer continues:
What about the rest of the globe? As 2017 comes to a close, we ask you to help us extend our reach internationally. This will be an important theme for us in 2018. Please, go here [link omitted] and contribute as generously as you can to support Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. If you donate now, a fellow contributor has committed to match your gift by 50 percent. In other words, if you give $200, you’ll actually be giving $300. Thank you!
While you’re deciding how much to give, we’ll read on:
Our work has long been international in scope. Summer Seminar students come from just about everywhere around the globe, and have brought ID home with them where they are pursuing careers in science and other academic fields. It’s all about planting seeds — and watering them, which we do through mentoring, publishing, and more.
Verily, it’s a glorious crusade! Another excerpt:
The story of paleontologist Günter Bechly in Germany demonstrates the power of ID to find its way and change minds and hearts. It was reading books by our Fellows that turned him around.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Here’s more
I could go on and on. I’ve seen an international map of ID scientists and scholars, many of them still confidential, that a colleague put together, and it is very impressive.
No doubt. In this next excerpt, the bold font is Klinghoffer’s:
All this has convinced us of the urgent need to go even further in introducing the rest of planet Earth to the evidence for ID. Remember, it’s not like the U.S. where many have already made up their minds based on irrelevant sociological factors and are (in the case of Darwinists) hardened against considering counterarguments. The world is an extremely fertile field for our efforts, and yours!
Now we come to the end:
Frankly, all that’s needed now are the resources that you can bring. The world is waiting and you can help us export intelligent design everywhere. Please take a moment now to give what you can! [Link omitted.]
Well, dear reader, you’ve been looking for a worthy cause. There it is! The world needs more Oogity Boogity!
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