The excitement is becoming unbearable, dear reader. Here are the next two entries in the Discovery Institute’s list of their Top Ten “achievements” (or “stories”) for the year now ending. They’ve been working their way up from the bottom, and we’re almost at the top. They’ll probably reach their Number One creationist news story on New Year’s day. These are the momentous accomplishments that have thrilled the Discoveroids and their generous patrons this year.
We’ve already written about the first six items in their impressive list — see Number 10, and then Number 9, and then Number 8, and then Number 7, and then Number 6 & 5. Now the thrilling list continues.
Yesterday they posted #4 of Our Top Stories of 2017: Wikipedia Co-Founder Blasts “Appallingly Biased” Wikipedia Entry on Intelligent Design. As with their earlier entries in this series, it’s a copy of something they posted before — only a couple of weeks ago: Wikipedia Co-Founder Blasts “Appallingly Biased” Wikipedia Entry on Intelligent Design. Klinghoffer wrote it.
As expected, it’s not about Discoveroid research revealing the identity and methods of their supernatural designer — blessed be he! — of which there is none. Instead, it’s another example of their recent campaign against Wikipedia, which began when Discoveroid Günter Bechly Has Been ‘Erased’.
The “news” Klinghoffer wrote about was that someone who had been associated with the founding of Wikipedia felt that their write-up on intelligent design was too biased. He didn’t favor that creationist “theory,” of course, but he thought the editing process wasn’t neutral. It wasn’t mentioned, but that’s probably true with their treatment of flat Earth “theory” too. It’s difficult to be neutral in such matters. The Discoveroids were ecstatic — but it won’t make any difference. Intelligent design will always be regarded as a version of creationism.
We ignored that the first time it appeared, and we see no reason to waste time on it now, so we’ll move on the next item in the Discoveroids’ Top Ten list. They posted this today: #3 of Our Top Stories of 2017: Perfect Eclipse, Coincidence or Conspiracy?
You won’t be surprised to learn that it’s a copy of an earlier Discoveroid post, this one from back in August: Perfect Eclipses: Coincidence or Conspiracy?, written by Jay W. Richards.
We didn’t post about it the first time around because a few days earlier we had posted about another Discoveroid eclipse article he had written: Eclipse Mania — The Discoveroids, Part 3. Anyway, at the end of his now-celebrated post (the one we ignored), Richards had said:
So, when you’re viewing the eclipse on August 21, remember: The One who gives us life gives us insight into the universe as well.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Very scientific!
So there you are, dear reader — the next two revolutionary items in the Discoveroids’ Top Ten list. Only two more remain — and they’ll be the best of all! In case you haven’t noticed, so far we’ve seen no research, no data, no science at all — just propaganda, public relations, revival meetings, quote mining, and endless invocations of the God of the gaps, the Watchmaker analogy, and the joys of Oogity Boogity!
We can’t wait to learn about the two remaining items in their Top Ten list. What wonders await us? Stay tuned to this blog!
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