We have astonishing, amazing, Earth-shaking news today from the Discovery Institute. This just popped up at their creationist blog: Watch: Preview Stephen Meyer’s New Book — The Return of the God Hypothesis. [Ooooooooooooh!]
The author of the post is David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Stephen Meyer has finished his next book, The Return of the God Hypothesis, and (here is a bit of insider information) is currently awaiting copyedits from his publisher. The wheels of book publishing do not grind hastily.
The thing isn’t available yet, but they’re talking about it anyway. Klinghoffer was hawking the thing a year and a half ago, when it wasn’t even written — see Discoveroid Stephen Meyer’s New Book. In that post, we gave you background info on Meyer and we discussed what the book was supposed to be about. We also touched on the irony of a “return” of the god hypothesis, because supernaturalism has never been absent from the Discoveroids’ endeavors. Anyway, Klinghoffer says:
I’ve read the book [Lucky you!], and it’s fantastic. If you are impatient to get your hands on it [Who isn’t?], you can get a bit of a preview in a presentation Dr. Meyer gave at the 2020 Dallas Conference on Science and Faith. You can watch that right now: [Video embedded in the Discoveroid post].
Then he wanders off point and tells us:
It’s poignant to think that the conference, on January 25, was held just a few days after the first COVID-19 case in the United States was confirmed, in a man who had visited Wuhan. That was here in Washington State. In our present surreal, locked-down virus world, such an event of course could not be planned. God willing, we’ll return to something like normalcy [Hee hee!] before too long.
We’re all waiting for the Discoveroids to return to “something like normalcy.” Klinghoffer continues:
In the meantime, you’ll find meaning and inspiration in Meyer’s words. [No doubt!] He opens by discussing the emotional response of one young woman who was present for his interview with Eric Metaxas at the 2019 Dallas Conference. She wept [Oh barf!] at realizing that there was a rational, objective, scientific response to the scientific atheism she had been fed by her professors in college.
How much more of this can you handle? And the book isn’t even out yet. Ah well, Klinghoffer then wanders off to mention a comment by “atheist philosopher” Bertrand Russell in 1945 which, if you can believe it, is allegedly favorable to intelligent design. We somehow doubt that Russell had the Discoveroids’ “theory” in mind.
Klinghoffer finishes by promising more videos — which is thrilling news indeed. Here’s what he says:
We are presenting, each Wednesday, videos of the main speeches from the Dallas event. Next week, check back here at Evolution News and watch Michael Behe on “Darwin Devolves.”
We wouldn’t want to miss that! Anyway, Meyer’s book is coming, and we haven’t yet seen even a hint of the promotional barrage to come. We’ll discuss a bit of it when it happens, but there’s a limit to how much of that stuff we can handle. Anyway, that’s the hot news today from the Discoveroids. Thrilling, huh?
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