You’ve all been anxious for feedback from the Discovery Institute’s “Summer Seminar” in Seattle. The last time we posted about it was the end of February, and there was still time to sign up — see Discoveroids’ Seattle Seminar — Hurry, Hurry! But now the event is history, and we’ve been waiting for news about how things went.
The Discoveroids always follow through on such things, and today they just posted this at their creationist blog: Intelligent Design and the “Transformative” Summer Seminar: A Student Reflects. It’s very brief and it has no author’s by-line. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
On a new episode of ID the Future [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], host Emily Kurlinski interviews “Mary” [Hee hee, a pseudonym!], a PhD biochemistry student who tells about her experiences at the annual Center for Science & Culture’s Summer Seminar program in Seattle, and how her relationships there developed into a community of friendship, professional connection, and support.
“Mary” developed a community of professional connections. Isn’t that wonderful? Then the Discoveroids say:
Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted.]
We never look at those things, so let’s move on. The Discoveroids tell us:
What about the charge that ID is a “curiosity killer,” tempting scientists to answer every natural mystery with a shrug and a “God did it”? [Good question!] Mary says ID had just the opposite effect on her.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The Discoveroids explain why “the Designer did it” isn’t a curiosity killer for “Mary”:
Her pro-design perspective actually led her to choose a career in research, and the conviction that nature is a meaningful and purposeful affair makes her more eager and optimistic about uncovering deeper layers of order and elegance in the natural world than otherwise.
Amazing, huh? She’s going to spend her career researching why the designer did it. Hey — we’ve arrived at the end:
Why does she use a pseudonym in the interview? You may be able to guess, but listen in to hear her explanation.
Why does she hide behind that name? She’s obviously not ashamed of being a creationist. What do you think her reason is, dear reader?
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