For those of you that have been living in a cave the past month and decided to come out just now, or read only this blog and somehow missed every other blog talking about it, last month, the Discovery Institute hired a fellow by the name of Dr. Egnor.
Engor is a neurosurgeon that claimed evolution isn't used at all in his field and made all sorts of other stupid claims spattered with creationist idiocy. But apparently, it was just an April Fool's joke started a month early.
I had a good chuckle, but for a very different reason than the DI intended. This does not, as the DI claims, highlight "blind bigotry", but rather, reveals that the bad thinking of creationism and Intelligent Design are so similar, it's impossible to tell them apart.
Indeed the similarities are so similar, that the "Darwinian horde" wasn't the only one taken for a ride. Over at Reasonable Kansans, FTK called Egnor's falsehoods "quite insightful".
I'm curious as to just how many other people that are supposedly informed enough to understand Intelligent Design theory that they accept it, were still suckered because, when it came right down to it, they just couldn't tell the difference between ID and creationism. Since I don't follow any other pro-ID blogs, I can't say for certain, but I'm willing to bet it's quite a lot.
So to all the ID folk out there, have your laugh at us. But remember to save some of it for yourselves.
EDIT: As was pointed out on Good Math, Bad Math's post, this site is apparently a fake, being evolutionnews.net as opposed to the actual evolutionnews.org. The header image is also off on a few points. It looks like Panda's Thumb is having us all on. Or are they?
I suppose I should add the humor tag to this one.