Check this out at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog: Last Call for Intelligent Design Education Days, March 14 and 23, in Seattle and Dallas! It was written by Daniel Reeves, the Discoveroids’ Educational Outreach Assistant. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
As a former STEM teacher, I think it’s safe to say that one of a science instructor’s biggest challenges is to instill in students an exciting and genuine sense of discovery through the scientific process. With so much emphasis on approved curriculums and sometimes-rigid state standards, it can be an uphill climb to demonstrate free and open-ended inquiry. This can be true in home and private schooling environments, just as much as in the public classroom.
Ah yes, “free and open-ended inquiry.” We know what that means to the Discoveroids. Reeves says:
Here, then, is a unique opportunity for home educators and private school teachers. It’s Intelligent Design Education Day, this month in Seattle and Dallas.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! After that stunning announcement, he tells us:
This is your chance to introduce your class to some respected scientists who are pioneers of open inquiry and proponents of intelligent design (ID), an exciting and well-supported scientific theory of origins in competition with traditional Darwinian theory. ID considers the evolution of life with an eye to discerning objective evidence of purpose operating in biology and cosmology.
Ooooooooooooh! This is your chance! Reeves continues:
Whether you’ve introduced your students to ID or not, they’ll benefit greatly from hearing an overview of the study of design in nature as well as updates on ongoing research. Best of all, they will get to meet, talk with, and challenge (yes, please do!) a few of the leading scientists and scholars in the movement! Speakers include [list of Discoveroids].
Your students will “benefit greatly” from those outstanding thinkers. Let’s read on:
This is an all-day event, offered completely FREE and only once a year, so don’t miss out! Classes are welcome, and so are individual students, teachers, and parents. To learn more about or register for the Friday, March 23, ID Education Day in Dallas, TX, visit [link omitted]. If you’re interested in the Wednesday, March 14, ID Education Day in Seattle, visit [link omitted].
Want more? Here’s another excerpt:
What question could be more important than the origins of life? Use this occasion as a launching point to foster spirited conversations in the classroom — comparing the available theories with the evidence, and allowing students to form their own informed opinions.
Yes, let the children decide. Here’s one last excerpt:
Want a preview? See here for the top six lines of evidence for ID … .
By all means, dear reader, click on that link and check out their evidence. When you’ve been sufficiently dazzled, start making plans to participate in least one of the Discoveroid events. And have a happy Intelligent Design Education Day!
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