The Discovery Institute is in one of those phases where they’re slipping farther and farther from reality. Klinghoffer just posted this at their creationist blog: Metaxas: A “Media Blackout” on the “Miracle of the Universe”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Eric Metaxas was on fire at Discovery Institute’s Dallas Science and Faith Conference earlier this year, as you can now see for yourself. We’re glad to be making videos of the event available.
Eric Metaxas is described by Wikipedia as “an American author, speaker, and radio host.” He’s what we call a Discovery Institute fellow traveler, because he appears at their events and he interviews Discoveroids on his radio show. Klinghoffer says:
His point here is an important one. [Ooooooooooooh!] Making reference to his book Miracles and a Wall Street Journal op-ed he wrote that was the most shared ever in the newspaper’s history, Metaxas explains that only a “media blackout” has kept information about the fine-tuning of the universe for our planet and for human life from being better known.
Wowie –it’s a media conspiracy! This is really big news! Then he tells us:
It should be much, much better known because as he says frankly, the “miracle of the universe” is the most spectacular miracle ever, by far: [Metaxas video in the middle of Klinghoffer’s post.] The media, meanwhile, sticks with its “nothing special about the Earth” narrative.
This is an outrage! Klinghoffer continues:
As Metaxas observes, recalls of most faulty consumer products are swift and certain because, as one example, an auto manufacturer understands that its future viability as a business depends on getting the word out fast and warning people away from an unsafe motor vehicle. But falsehoods about life and about nature are under no such pressure, granting folks like Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye the convenience of being able to broadcast untruth without ever being challenged to their face.
Except for creationists, everyone is lying to us! Let’s read on:
As Metaxas concludes, this places a burden on all of us, to let other people know, as widely as possible, about the evidence for design in our world.
There you are, dear reader. It’s up to you to spread the news. Shout it from the rooftops. Wear a sandwich board and walk the streets with the message. Do whatever you can to get the word out! There’s evidence for design in the world!
And now we come to the end:
You can’t rely on the media. Boy, is that ever true. On the contrary, you are more likely to hear proponents of intelligent design being chastised even by media that ought to know better. [Link to a Discoveroid post omitted.]
Okay, dear reader, now you know The Truth™. We’re living in the middle of a media conspiracy to suppress the news that the universe is designed. Whatcha gonna do about it?
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