The excitement is almost unendurable as we ascend ever higher in the Discovery Institute’s list of their Top Ten “achievements” for the year now ending. We have already discussed #10, and #9, and #8, and #7, and #6, and #5.
In all of those events, there was no discovery, no experiment, no paper published in a recognized science journal, no science at all from the Discoveroids. Instead, those posts were about public relations, quote mining, misinterpretation, wishful thinking, flogging a book written by a Discoveroid, claiming that the so-called Cambrian explosion is evidence of the miraculous work of their supernatural designer, arguing that the designer is the answer to all that is unknown, and word play. What they’re discussing today involve yet another technique of creation science — the misunderstanding (deliberate or otherwise) of a scientific study. We sometimes suspect that this amounts to intentional perversion, but we’ll let you make that judgement call.
They just posted #4 of Our Top Stories of 2018: A First Human Couple? New Evidence and Arguments, written by Ann Gauger (whom we call “Annie Green Screen”). Like all the other entries in their Top Ten list, it starts with a request for money from their readers. Then it’s a copy of an earlier post — in this case one Annie wrote on 05 March 2018: Is There a First Human Couple in Our Past? New Evidence and Arguments.
As with some other items in this list, we didn’t post about it at the time. In this case it’s probably because Annie was covering old ground. The same book she was writing about came up two weeks earlier, and at that time we wrote The Discoveroids Remember Casey Luskin. The book was Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science (Amazon link), co-authored by Dennis Venema, who argued that Adam and Eve did not exist. The Discoveroids, being hard-core creationists, didn’t agree, and were arguing for some kind of bottleneck at which time there really was an original pair of humans.
Were we wrong? Back in March we didn’t think Annie’s post was worth our time. We still don’t, but the Discoveroids regard it as being of immense significance. We’ve been wrong before, so we’ll let you decide, dear reader.
Okay, now here’s where we are. There are only three more items left to go in the Discoveroids’ Top Ten list, and those three will be of incredible, world-shaking importance. So we’re putting a challenge to you, dear reader. Of all the possible discoveries and breakthroughs that were reported in 2018, what do you think will be the Discoveroids’ Number One story of the year? Even if you’re too timid to venture an opinion, we’ll soon know the answer, so stay tuned to this blog!
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