The Discovery Institute is continuing their frantic effort to promote the latest book by Michael Behe, a Discoveroid Senior Fellow. The last time we wrote about it was Discoveroids Say: Give To Promote Behe’s Book, but their incessant exertion seems never-ending.
The latest belch in their barrage is Behe Uncensored: A University-Level Course on Intelligent Design, Here Now! It was written by Sarah Chaffee, whom we call “Savvy Sarah.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Given the hard limits of academic freedom in our universities, the chances that a scientist could teach a whole course fairly treating intelligent design are, approximately, slim to none. [It’s so unfair!] Even if you were tenured faculty, your colleagues and the administration would come down on you like a hammer.
That’s a reference to the the fact that Behe’s colleagues at Lehigh have publicly disassociated themselves from him by issuing this statement: Department Position on Evolution and “Intelligent Design”. Savvy Sarah then says:
That’s one reason I’m excited about the new 41-episode video series by Professor Michael Behe, the Lehigh University biochemist who helped pioneer the intelligent design movement.
Ooooooooooooh! 41 podcasts! That is exciting. After that stunning announcement, she tells us:
It’s here now! And you can get free, early-bird access when you pre-order Behe’s new book, out in February, Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution. [Link omitted.] If you were to imagine taking a class on ID and evolution from a top scientist in the field, uncensored, at your favorite university, this would be it.
For some reason, we can’t imagine doing such a thing. She continues:
In Darwin Devolves, he argues that evolution’s primary mechanisms, by their very nature, lack the power to create. They can only impart advantages by “devolution” — the opposite of what most people think of when they picture, well, evolution.
Yeah, there’s no such thing as Gene duplication. Skipping a quote from the great man’s book, we read on:
In these videos, Behe discusses the history of thought on evolution and intelligent design, and then delves into the science behind natural selection, random mutation, and irreducible complexity. He covers criticisms of ID as well as relevant new discoveries.
You can’t wait to devour the whole series of podcasts, can you, dear reader? Savvy Sarah ends her post with this:
The lectures are accompanied by quizzes to help track your progress, perfect for everyone from high school students up through college professors! Don’t miss it. The course is a $50 value. [And worth every penny!] But you can get it free by pre-ordering Darwin Devolves. [Link omitted.]
Well, dear reader, what are you waiting for? Buy the book now!
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