It’s really amazing, when you stop to think about it. The Discovery Institute has failed at every one of their endeavors — except finding a generous source of funding. We’ve gone through the woeful list of their flops several times — see, e.g.: Discovery Institute: How Much Longer? Most people with their experience would realize that their efforts have failed — but not the Discoveroids.
What’s the Discoveroids’ response? They claim success! Yes, dear reader, as incredible as that sounds, it’s exactly what they’re doing. You can see it in two recent posts at their creationist blog, both by Klinghoffer. The first is Richards, Gonzalez: Privileged Planet Evidence Mounts.
Now they’re claiming that the evidence is mounting. One excerpt should be sufficient:
The place we inhabit here on Earth bears the marks of a design intended to make scientific discovery possible, but so does the time we live in. How convenient. Or as Dr. Richards puts it, “The time when scientists can exist in the universe is also the best time for doing science, which is a confirmation of our argument.”
Powerful stuff, huh? We’re here — and not only that, we’re here now. If that doesn’t convince you, then you’re a hopeless Darwinist fool!
Okay, that’s how it is with one Discoveroid book. But wait — they have another post about another book. It’s Yale’s David Gelernter: Darwin’s Doubt Is “One of the Most Important Books in a Generation”. Klinghoffer says, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
This is important. Yale University computer scientist David Gelernter is a polymath, a brilliant writer, artist, and thinker. Famed both for his specific scientific expertise, and for his cultural, political, and historical reflections, he’s also now a confessed Darwin skeptic.
A creationist computer scientist? We’ve run into those before. Wikipedia has an article on him: David Gelernter. It hasn’t yet been updated to reflect his descent into creationism. Anyway, Klinghoffer says:
In a wonderful essay in the new issue of The Claremont Review of Books, “Giving Up Darwin,” he credits reading Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt as the primary cause of his rejecting neo-Darwinian evolution, a “brilliant and beautiful scientific theory” but one that’s now been overtaken by science.
Lordy, lordy. We’ve been blogging about Meyer’s book for years — see this from six years ago: WorldNetDaily Promotes Stephen Meyer’s Book. And now the book has landed another believer. Whoopie!
Klinghoffer’s post goes on and on, and it ends with this:
Scientists, intellectuals, and ordinary thoughtful adults are giving up the old pledge of allegiance to Darwin. The evolution in thought is very gradual, admittedly, but it’s unmistakably happening.
Ooooooooooooh! It’s happening! Has it happened for you, dear reader? If not, why not?
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