Tut, Tut, Tut. The Discovery Institute is doing a very poor job at hiding its efforts to bring Me back into the classroon, this time by failing to hide its association with a website promoting a new book “Exploring Evolution”.
It was this post that smelled something fishy about the site and book, guessing that the site may have something to with those who claim that there is no intelligent designer behind My intelligent design:
So using My miraculous powers of knowing absolutely everything I did the following WhoIs search and found this:
Registrant: Discovery Institute Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com) Domain Name: EXPLOREEVOLUTION.COM Domain servers in listed order: NS1.DWSERVER.COM NS2.DWSERVER.COM For complete domain details go to: http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx?Domain=EXPLOREEVOLUTION.COM Verio Inc. - Growing Your Business, One Click At A Time
Registered with GoDaddy.com, eh? OK, let’s see what’s there:
1402 3rd Ave
Seattle, Washington 98101
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: EXPLOREEVOLUTION.COM
Created on: 28-Jun-05
Expires on: 28-Jun-08
Last Updated on:
Scholz, Matthew firstname.lastname@example.org
1402 3rd Ave
, Yukon Territory 400
US Fax — 206-292-0401 x114
Scholz, Matthew email@example.com
1511 3rd Ave
, Yukon Territory 808
US Fax — 206-292-0401
Domain servers in listed order:
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So why would My beloved creationists push for a book to be published in schools that argue for evolution? Well, it is because creationism has been banned from being taught in schools (damn the Supreme Court!), so by arguing for the case of creationism in scientific terms and arguing against the theory of evolution using non-scientific terms then the creationists have chance of getting around the ban (might as well try…).
Don’t believe Me? Well, Phillip Johnson, one of the founders of the Intelligent Design movement explained it in his own words on American Family Radio, January 10, 2003:
“Our strategy has been to change the subject a bit so that we can get the issue of intelligent design, which really means the reality of God, before the academic world and into the schools.”
Philip Johnson, American Family Radio, January 10, 2003
Please Phillip, don’t just give the damn plan away. People are listening!!!
Or William Dembski:
“Intelligent design readily embraces the sacramental nature of physical reality. Indeed, intelligent design is just the Logos theology of John’s Gospel restated in the idiom of information theory.”
William Dembski, (Touchstone Magazine, July/August 1999)
Dembski…disclosing this isn’t going to help our Cause!!!
And Nancy Pearsy, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute:
“If the broader impact of Darwinism was to remove Christianity from the sphere of objective truth, then the broader significance of the Intelligent Design movement will be to bring it back. By providing evidence of God’s work in nature, it restores Christianity to the status of a genuine knowledge claim, giving us the means to reclaim a place at the table of public debate. Christians will then be in a position to challenge the fact/value dichotomy that has marginalized religion and morality by reducing them to irrational, subjective experience.”
Nancy Pearcy, (Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, 2004)
Oh Dear Me.
In this PBS interview from August 2005 (transcript at PBS.org), Jeffrey Brown asked Michael Behe, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture:
“JEFFREY BROWN: Okay. Professor Behe, is this a way to bring God into the classroom and, I guess the direct question is: Is the designer, the intelligent designer, is that god?
MICHAEL BEHE: Well, first of all, to answer your first question, no, this is not an attempt to bring God into the classroom.”
Not an attempt to bring God into the classroom, eh Behe? Well, that’s not what the book’s website says, which mentions the target audience as AP Biology teachers, High School General Biology teachers, Biology teachers, College-level biology instructors, College biology professors, Home school teachers, Parents, and oh yeah, “Interested adults”.
And now the Heathens know the Discovery Institute is behind the “Explore Evolution” book, we’ll just have to get on with another plan! What a bunch of baboons.