The Discovery Institute’s creationist blog is already starting to beg for people to come to their Seattle seminar — but in a clever way. They just posted this at their creationist blog: Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design Were a Turning Point for Me. The author is Brian Miller. He’s been writing for their blog for a couple of years, but the only information we can find about him is at the start of his first article, which says: “He is Research Coordinator for Discovery University’s Center for Science & Culture, and holds a BS and PhD in physics from MIT and Duke University respectively.” Here are some excerpts from his latest, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
At the Center for Science & Culture we are now accepting applications for our 2020 Summer Seminars, where we will once again train participants on the evidence for design in nature [Hee hee!] and on the societal implications. The program is free, and travel expenses will be paid as needed. [So why isn’t the event filled up already?] The session runs from July 10 to 18 in Seattle. Applications are due February 4 (international students) or March 4 (United States).
We wrote about the event once before — see The Discoveroids’ 2020 Creationist Seminar. Brian says:
Preparing for this year’s Seminars, I could not help but recall my own journey [A journey!] to becoming increasingly involved in the intelligent design community. During my undergraduate years, I read The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. [A Darwinist fool!] That book incited me to start a quest. [A quest!] I wanted to determine whether I was, as Dawkins asserted, an accident of nature. Or was I created by God?
Isn’t this exciting? Brian then tells us:
Over the next several years, I read every book related to intelligent design that I could find. [Yuk!] I studied the critiques of those books and the responses to those critiques. I came to realize that the evidence for design in nature is beyond doubt.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The evidence for design is beyond doubt! Skipping a few paragraphs, Brian continues:
For unsuspecting students, the result of the assertion that we are an unintended accident of nature is often to dismantle their faith. [Gasp!] Fortunately, proponents of design have demonstrated that such arguments are typically based on a limited understanding of the technical literature (here, here, here) [links omitted], a lack of training in engineering (here, here) [links omitted], and appeals to the imperfection-of-the-gaps fallacy. [The what?] To undo the damage of this influential misinformation, I spent several years researching and teaching on the evidence for design in nature.
Brian is on a sacred mission to undue all the misinformation about evolution. Let’s read on:
Then, in 2016, I attended the Summer Seminar [Oh the joy!] That experience was a turning point in my career. I cannot adequately express my excitement at hearing directly from many of the leading scientists and other academics who so shaped my thinking. Even more striking, I learned that science is on the brink of the next great revolution.
Ooooooooooooh! A scientific revolution is coming! Another excerpt:
Since joining the staff of Discovery Institute, I have taken great pleasure in helping to lead the most recent Summer Seminars. I have met some truly impressive students, researchers, and professionals. I never grow tired of seeing the awe and wonder in their faces as they learn about the exceptional design in biology, in our local planetary environment, and in the universe as a whole.
Awe and wonder indeed! This thing is already way too long, so now we’ll skip to the end:
Our network of researchers is ever expanding, and our Summer Seminars alumni have been a driving engine behind this growth. I look forward with great anticipation to meeting our next class and seeing how the Seminars will help empower them to exercise their intellectual freedom, to pursue and proclaim the truth.
If you haven’t signed up yet, dear reader, there’s still time. Then you can be part of the Discoveroid revolution to proclaim The Truth™.
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