Even though they'll never admit it, I imagine the creationists allied with the Disco institute are hurting pretty bad right now. Other bloggers have already covered the carnage so I'll just put up some links rather than write up a summary of what's already been said, but the beating ID has received over the past few days has been nearly painful to watch;
- Casey Luskin stole the BPR3 icon and is now crying discrimination by evil Darwinistas even though he clearly didn't pay attention to the requirements of using the icon. I smell a bit of a fake-out (Luskin creating a trap for himself by misusing the icon and knowing he'd get called on it, only to claim that the evilutionists are being unfair again). Mike Dunford has a more detailed series of posts on this subject.
- The results from ID-proponent Guillermo Gonzalez's tenure-review are in, and it didn't turn out in the favor of the creationist; the Iowa Board of Regents denied Gonzalez tenure. Tara, the Evil Monkey, PZ, and The Panda's Thumb have more.
- The big news right now is the scoop on a super-secret ID conference that Daniel Brooks sat in on and has shared his thoughts about over on The Panda's Thumb. It's a revealing look at what the top creationists are at these days, and it really looks like more of the same stuff they've been peddling for a while. PZ, Greg Laden, and John Lynch have got more.
- The other day PZ noticed a paper that appeared in Proteomics that not only features some creationism, but also a large amount of plagiarism! The journal might retract the paper, but given the extra dimension of plagiarism I imagine that we're going to hear a bit more about this particular paper in the future.
I think that's about it for the moment; clearly there is so much going on at the moment that it's hard to keep track of it all. Now, if only there was a report that Expelled would be going direct-to-video...
It's like Squidmas in February!!!
There is also the debate PZ Myers had with Geoffrey Simmons in which even the folk over at UncommonDescent agree Simmons came off with a thorough mauling (the thread at UD was deleted).
Christians going all gnostic on us, eh? Keeping some inconvenient writings secret? Who'd have thought it! They'll be stealing pagan feast days and rebranding them Christian next.
Peter, just because Easter isn't on the same day every year and, according to the Bible, Jesus was probably born in the spring doesn't mean... oh, um... I gotta go, the Easter bunny is stealing all of my chocolate eggs. ;)
If there was an intelligent creator who designed the universe, why didn't he design people to be intelligent, and use the brains that were supposedly designed for them?
There was the Highlands County Florida School Board, that was asked, as the board was about to vote on one of those ant-evolution resolutions, what "alternative theories" was the resolution advocating for inclusion in the scientific curriculum? After a pause, the chairman answered:
I don't think you are going to get that answer.
The board put off a vote on the resolution ... hopefully out of embarrassment.