As you know, this is that exciting time of year when the Discovery Institute reveals to a waiting world their Top Ten accomplishments for the year now ending. Number Ten was disclosed in our Christmas Eve post, and now the Discoveroids have revealed a few more.
Number Nine was announced in #9 Story of 2021: Verdicts of “Poor Design” in Biology Have a Poor Track Record. That post claims that some previously unappreciated biological features aren’t as bad as traditionally believed. First is the wiring of the vertebrate eye, which — they say — isn’t so bad after all, and then there’s the realization that “the appendix is actually a safe house for normal gut bacteria.” Verily, a triumph for intelligent design.
Number Eight was revealed in Merry Christmas! #8 Story of 2021: An ID Prediction for CRISPR Gene Editing. In that post, they say that the exciting news was originally disclosed on their creationist blog on July 28, 2021. We ignored it then, because it’s about a bit of DNA that had previously been regarded as junk, but now it seems to have a function. This happens from time to time, but our genome still contains an ark-load of junk. Nevertheless, whenever some little bit is found to be useful, the Discoveroids go bonkers claiming that the supernaturally perfect workmanship of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! — has bee conclusively been established.
But wait — there’s one more. Discoveroid triumph Number Seven is revealed in a new post today, titled #7 Story of 2021: Jordan Peterson Discovers the God Hypothesis. It’s a copy of a Discoveroid post originally published on August 15, 2021 — which we ignored. It’s so unimpressive that we’re going to ignore it again. If you like, click over to the Discoveroids’ blog and check it out for yourself.
All we can say is that if these items are among the Discoveroids’ Top Ten accomplishments for the year, it’s been a spectacularly bad year for their version of creationism. But let’s be fair — they’re working our way up from the bottom, and their greatest triumphs are yet to come. Isn’t this exciting?
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