This one at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog is really strange. The title of their new post is For Darwin Day, Website Resists Disinformation Campaign Against Intelligent Design. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! — the Discoveroids are battling against disinformation! The thing was written by Klinghoffer, so you know it’s good. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
One of the key terms of this cultural moment is “disinformation,” also known as “misinformation.” Much of the time these words are aimed by censors at ideas they simply don’t like. [We’re all familiar with it — especially from creationist websites!] Kevin Roose, writing in that leading propaganda organ, the New York Times [Link omitted!], even advocates for a federal-level government “task force” led by a “reality czar” to tell Americans what’s true and what’s not, thus combatting “the scourge of hoaxes and lies.”
That sounds like the New York Times. But how can Klinghoffer, a big-time blogger for the Discoveroids, write a post about misinformation? This should be fun! He says:
The truth is that the theory of intelligent design has been the object of a disinformation campaign, marked by lies and conspiracy theories, for many years.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! After that he tells us:
There has been an urgent need for online resources that present the truth about science-based critiques of Darwinism and the case for intelligent design. Evolution News, the daily voice of the ID movement, is one source. [Well, it’s a source of something!] But where do you go for a general introduction to ID for the total newcomer? Or for the intermediate or advanced learner?
Where do you go for the stuff the Discoveroids always promote? We might suggest the bathroom. Anyway, he continues:
This week leads up to Darwin Day on Friday, February 12 — the birthday of Charles Darwin. For the occasion, the Center for Science & Culture is delighted to launch IntelligentDesign.Org. [Link omitted!] Everything about ID that ought to be at Wikipedia, and much more, is right there.
That’s what the world needs — another Discoveroid website! Let’s read on:
The web address has been around for some time, but we have revamped the site to the point where it is now completely new. … There’s a huge amount to explore, including videos, articles, news, a curriculum, frequently asked questions, and more. All the science stars of the ID movement are represented including [List of Discoveroid geniuses omitted!] But much else is brand new. This is where to send a friend, family member, or teacher who asks, “What’s intelligent design?”
We still think the bathroom is a better choice. Hey — we’ve arrived at Klinghoffer’s final paragraph. Here it is:
Of course I am leaving a lot out, so I’ll [He means “You’ll”!] just have to go and check out IntelligentDesign.Org [Link omitted again!] for yourself. Look back here later for news about a brand new video, “A Scientific Assent” — that is, to intelligent design — that will be featured at the site, as well. [Sounds fantastic!] This is a major step forward for truth against lies.
That last sentence is a real winner! We wish the Discoveroids well with their new website. If you ever visit the place, dear reader, let us know what we’re missing.
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