Discoveroids’ Seminar — It’s Forbidden Science


The last time we wrote about The Discoveroids’ 2019 Creationist Seminar was almost a week ago: Discoveroids’ Seminar — Somebody Please Come! The April Fools’ Day deadline for registration is rapidly approaching, and they’re still desperate for people to show up.

The Discovery Institute just posted this at their creationist blog: Your Last Weekend to Work on Summer Seminars Application, written by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

The Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design are not only cost free [Wowie!] — including air travel as needed — they are the only opportunity most university students will have to objectively study the evidence for design in biology and cosmology.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Discoveroids’ creationist event is totally free. They’ll even pay your way to get there. And it’s your only chance to “objectively” study their “evidence” for Oogity Boogity! So why aren’t hoards of people sending in applications, pounding on the door, and begging to be let in? Why are the Discoveroids pleading for people to attend the event?

Klinghoffer doesn’t try to explain. Instead he makes the event seem exciting. He says:

It’s not an exaggeration to say this is forbidden science.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! So is the Time Cube, young Earth, hollow Earth, flat Earth, astrology, Bigfoot, Moon landing denial, and so many other ideas in Wikipedia’s List of topics characterized as pseudoscience. Klinghoffer is reaching out to those brave souls — like you? — who dare to seek forbidden knowledge. He tells us:

But the deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 2, which leaves you one weekend to finish your application.

Ooooooooooooh! The deadline is upon us. You’ll have to spend April Fools’ Day on your application. Klinghoffer continues:

It’s not onerous to complete, but as you know from your studies as an undergraduate or graduate student, deadlines are deadlines.

It sounds like they’re serious. It’s clear that they won’t be extending the application date, so you’d better hurry, dear reader. Klinghoffer ends his post with this:

For more information and an application look here! [Link omitted.] The Seminars run from July 5 to 13 in Seattle. If you’re not a student, let a student know today.

Don’t just sit there. Get that application in. Do it now! Just think — you might be the next Casey Luskin!

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11 responses to “Discoveroids’ Seminar — It’s Forbidden Science

  1. Forbidden science? Is that like old Earth and local flood geology at Southwestern Baptist, as Dembski discovered? Or at Bob Jones University among others?

    And are they suggesting that copies of Behe’s books need to be ordered from obscure sources mailing out samizdat editions in plain brown paper coverings?

    Wilful stupidity is wilful stupidity. Full-scale hypocrisy is moral turpitude

  2. PaulB, especially you should know by now that in the case of IDiots WIlful stupidity and full-scale hypocrisy go hand in hand.

  3. Michael Fugate

    Neither forbidden nor science.

  4. Thanks Sc for the tip on free airline tickets to Seattle roundtrip in return for having to sit through a sales seminar ? Then you get to party and change your return date for a week later. Its “Sleepless in Seattle heroine spends two days in hell and then a week off on the boyfriends houseboat” for free.. PLUS, if you have earphones you can listen to Warren Zevon during the lectures and then load up on free pastries and coffee during the breaks. “Werewolves of London” and “Lawyers, Guns And Money” with free snacks…. Dude ! “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” and free caffeine.
    The only fear would be catching some bizarre creationism communicable disease that would rob you of your ability to use logic and reason. And your honesty. And your sanity. And then turn you into a religious fundamentalist.
    And if you’re going because you support ID, then you’ve already lost all those things.
    But if you’re a committed party goer…… I think its a great opportunity for you too. Thanks SC !!!!!

  5. “…including air travel as needed”
    Free air fare only for those smart enough to say they can’t afford it or last minute applications to fill the void.
    Wonder what freebies they’ll get, e.g. Behe’s and other books, or ?Would they have to pay for that drivel.

  6. Holding The Line In Florida

    @och will. Now that is an idea! I am sure copious quantities of rum and vodka can ward off any creacrap disease. I like the Zevon touch too. “I’ll Sleep When I Am Dead” “Strength and Muscle and Jungle Work” and “A Certain Girl” go well too. The only drawback is Seattle. Just too wet and cold. If the IDiots want to really attract a crowd they should have it in the US Virgin Islands! I could really get behind that!

  7. Hmm… free airfare to Seattle. My wife and I have a friend in the Seattle area we could visit… but no. We got suckered into listening to interminably long timeshare and real estate (i.e., swampland) sales pitches for “free” dinners, and this would be exponentially worse. I would wind up being willing to pay the equivalent of the airfare just to escape the from the IDiots. I can’t imagine what several days of exposure to “Intelligent” Design drivel would do to my brain.

    On second thought, maybe I should consider going. They would most likely kick me out during the first hour of the seminar for asking too many inconvenient questions.

  8. Forbidden fruit. Forbidden science. How many more idiotic myths can human beings dream up?

    You can buff and wax that turd until it’s gleaming, but it still remains a turd.

  9. “Forbidden science”
    What is forbidden and by whom?
    What is not spoken about wrt ID – anything which describes ID. What happens, when or where, why or how.
    Who forbids such speech? There are plenty of opportunities which are not controlled by the atheists.

  10. Theodore Lawry

    Whatever happened to the DI’s in-house journal BIO-complexity, why don’t they publish all their great anti-evolution stuff there, for all to see? They can peer-review each other! Notice how pathetic the most recent (2018) volume is?

  11. Techreseller

    In the partying at the Creacrap conference theme, I will go with “I’ll Sleep when I’m dead” by Zevon. Too bad conference is not in Denver. Then we could listen to “Things to do in Denver when your dead”.