The Discovery Institute is returning to something they blogged about many times before. At their creationist website they just posted Stephen Meyer on Phillip Johnson’s Courage, 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 classic episode of ID The Future [Ooooooooooooh! A Discoveroid podcast!], Stephen Meyer, director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, honors Phillip Johnson, the UC Berkeley law professor who helped ignite the modern intelligent design movement with the publication of his important book Darwin on Trial.
The Discoveroids linked to something strange, but here’s Johnson’s book at Amazon: Darwin on Trial.
You may recall that Johnson died a bit more than years ago, referring to him as the “Godfather of Intelligent Design.” We posted Discoveroid Phillip E. Johnson Has Died.
The Discoveroids then posted about the guy almost daily. Two weeks later, when it was all winding down, we wrote Our Last Phillip Johnson Post? The Discoveroids were promoting “a brief public symposium in honor of the late Phillip E. Johnson.” The speakers were “intelligent design scientists” who were “directly impacted by Phil’s life and have since become the ID torch-bearers for our generation.”
In our Curmudgeonly way, we wrote: “Torch bearers for intelligent design — that’s like being a drum-beater for the Time Cube.” But that’s history. Here’s what the Discoveroids say in their new post:
Meyer says Johnson had the courage to speak up when others wouldn’t.
Ooooooooooooh! He had the courage. Then the Discoveroids tell us:
“The overweening dynamic of this debate is fear,” Meyer says. [Gasp!] “There are many many many people who have come up to the water’s edge, who have seen the problems with Darwinian evolution, have counted the cost, and recoiled.”
Are you one of those frightened people, dear reader? This may be your opportunity to acquire some courage. The Discoveroids end their inspirational post with this:
But one law professor did not recoil. [How wonderful!] As Meyer put it, “Johnson had the guts.” Download the podcast or listen to it here. [Link omitted!]
Verily, Johnson was an amazing man. You agree, don’t you, dear reader?
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