The Discovery Institute was founded in 1990. They flopped around a bit until they found a good source of funding, and then they devoted themselves to the purpose set out in their manifesto — the Wedge Document, drafted in 1998. That’s a link to the Wikipedia article which describes it. You can read the actual document at the NCSE website: The Wedge Document. Listed among their “Twenty Year Goals” is: “To see design theory permeate our religious, cultural, moral and political life.” That was very ambitious, so they gave themselves twenty years to accomplish that goal.
The twenty years have passed — and then some. What do they have to show for all the millions they’ve spent, the books they’ve written, and the videos they’re always promoting? That’s right — a big, fat nothing. All of their goals have failed. We told their sad tale before — see Discovery Institute: How Much Longer?
For a perfect example of where they are today, take a look at the latest gem to appear at their creationist blog: More on How Chimps and Humans Differ: Anatomy and Behavior. It has no author’s by-line.
Take a good look at their title. That’s right — after all this time and all the millions they’ve burned through, what they’re telling us is that they ain’t no kin to no monkey. Hey — wanna hear the old song? Here it is at YouTube: I’m No Kin to the Monkey.
Now that you’re in the mood, here are some excerpts from the Discoveroids’ post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
It seems obvious: humans and chimps, our presumed evolutionary cousins [Presumed!], differ markedly. But as Wesley Smith noted here yesterday [Link omitted.], it is not so obvious to the editors of Human Evolution.
Yeah, those crazy evolutionists think we’re closely related to chimps. Then the Discoveroids say:
On a classic episode of ID the Future [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], biologist Ann Gauger talks with host Sarah Chaffee about physiological, anatomical, cultural, and behavioral differences between humans and chimpanzees. Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted.]
Ooooooooooooh! Ann Gauger (a/k/a “Annie Green Screen”) is a “senior research scientist” at the Discoveroids’ Biologic Institute. She’s appearing together on one podcast with Sarah Chaffee, whom we call “Savvy Sarah.” Here’s her bio page at the Discoveroids’ website. This podcast has everything you’ve ever wanted, dear reader! The Discoveroids tell us:
Turning to the question of human origins from a shared ancestor, Dr. Gauger considers how long it would take to acquire the needed mutations by Darwinian mechanisms?
Ooooooooooooh! What’s the answer? Here it is, right at the end of the brief Discoveroid post:
Much, much longer than the available timeframe, she explains. [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!] This is Part 4 of a series. Find earlier episodes in the series here, here, and here. [Links omitted.]
That’s it, dear reader. And really, what else do you need to know? You ain’t no kin to no monkey. You’re a special creation of the intelligent designer — blessed be he!
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