Monday, June 23, 2008
Robert Robert Crowther is over at the Discovery Institute's Ministry of Misinformation doing the truly unexpected. Crowther praises the New York Times' editorial board's take on the pending Louisiana "academic freedom" law because the board "understand[s] what it says and does." Specifically, he cites the following, among other things, from the editorial for praise:
The new bill doesn't mention either creationism or its close cousin, intelligent design.
Who wouda thunk they'd cross us up this way and start telling the truth?
You're thinking like a logical person and not a spinmeister with an agenda and a casual disregard for facts.
To those who dedicate themselves to spin, spin and more spin, this statement is like a gift from the Designer. 'A close cousin' of creationism to them is vastly different, even the complete opposite of 'a form of' creationism.
Saying Y is close to X is a de facto admission that X and Y are different. That they are close can be ignored as a matter of opinion - all he really needed was that all important implicit admission that they are different in the first place.