We’re going to give the new WordPress editor one more try, because this one is worth the effort. We found it at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog. The title is https://evolutionnews.org/2020/10/despite-darwinists-cancel-culture-intelligent-design-has-a-breakthrough-in-biology-journal/ and it was written by none other than https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._West John West, whom we call “Westie.”
Wikipedia describes him as: “a Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute (DI), and Associate Director and Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC), which serves as the main hub of the Intelligent design movement.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
In its September 21 issue, the Journal of Theoretical Biology published a major peer-reviewed article on fine-tuning in biology [link] that favorably discusses intelligent design. The article explicitly cites work by Discovery Institute Fellows such as Stephen Meyer, Günter Bechly, Ann Gauger,Douglas Axe, and Robert J. Marks.
Good grief! A real journal published an article like that? Westie says:
The article is co-authored by Steinar Thorvaldsen and Ola Hössjer. Hössjer is a professor of mathematical statistics at Stockholm University who is favorable to intelligent design. This is a big deal for the mainstreaming of ID. [Well, it’s some kind of deal.] The Journal of Theoretical Biology is a top peer-reviewed science journal. According to CiteScore, it is the 25th most cited journal in the area of general agriculture and biological sciences, and it is in the top 12 percent of all journals in that field.
Actually, this is very good news for your Curmudgeon. At last we know of a journal where we can publish our Time Cube paper — the result of years of solitary cutting-edge research conducted in our superbly-equipped, secret, underground la-BOR-a-tory. But let’s get back to Westie. He tells us:
The article by Thorvaldsen and Hössjer appeared online in June. But we didn’t want to speak about it publicly until after its “official” publication date, because we knew that once Darwinists found out, they would try to have the article cancelled. [Clever — or perhaps the word is cunning!]
Sure enough, after Darwinists discovered the article [The beasts!], they succeeded in obtaining a “disclaimer” from the journal’s editors, who proclaimed their bias against ID. But the disclaimer actually made publication of the article all the more significant. It meant that the article survived peer-review and was accepted for publication EMdespite./EM the open hostility of the journal’s top editors!
The rest of Westie’s post is some self-congratulatory prose, and then a big pitch for contributions. Go ahead and read it if you like. We’re outta here!