This one at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog is a bit creepy, but we’ve learned to expect that when blogging about creationists. Their latest is titled Günter Bechly: Welcome to the Underground, and it was written by Klinghoffer. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
As a colleague pointed out yesterday, American life is taking on new aspects with an increasingly “underground” feel. [Really?] It’s become suffocating on the surface, so truth seeks shelter. People monitor what they permit themselves to say in public, and often in private, too. Social media are watching what you post.
Are you being watched, dear reader? Is it becoming suffocating for you? No? Then what’s Klinghoffer talking about? We’ll find out soon enough. He says:
The experience of being canceled or expelled is no longer limited to controversial speakers on college campuses, who make students feel “unsafe.” It’s not limited to intelligent design advocates either. German paleo-entomologist Günter Bechly was canceled by his employer, the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart where he was a curator.
Ah yes, Günter. Our readers are familiar with him. See, e.g.: Discoveroid Günter Bechly Has Been ‘Erased’. What else about him does Klinghoffer have for us? He reveals:
A distinguished scientist and brilliant writer [No doubt!], his crime was to give the scientific case for intelligent design a fair hearing. [Gasp!] In 2015 he ended up going underground — and finding us here at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, where he is now a Senior Fellow, and at Evolution News, where he is a contributing writer and where I have the privilege of being the editor.
We’ll skip a bit about Günter work for the Discoveroids. After that — alas — Klinghoffer’s post degenerates into a plea for money, starting with this:
It’s because of your support that we are able to provide an institutional home for Dr. Bechly, allowing him to come up from underground and broadcast his writing, his research, his advocacy of the theory of ID and his skepticism about neo-Darwinism. He discusses his work for Evolution News in a new video that I urge you to watch:
The video is embedded in Klinghoffer’s post. We haven’t looked at it — but maybe you will. He continues:
ID scientists like Günter Bechly — and others who write for Evolution News — are the part of the intelligent design underground that has been able to come up into the light. [That’s wonderful!] Bechly appeals here for your pledge of assistance before the end of the year.
The rest of Klinghoffer’s post is more begging “so that we can bring more scientists up into freedom and provide a new venue where they can’t get expelled for telling the truth.”
Verily, it’s a worthy cause. Send ’em all you can, dear reader — and tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!
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