This is discussed in an earlier comment thread but I thought Iâd promote it. The Disco âTute is in a swivet over the California Science Centerâs cancellation of a showing of Darwinâs Dilemma, the latest excretion of Illustrata Media, producer of the late unlamented Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (at the Disco âTute). Disco Dancer Robert Crowther, of course, attributes the cancellation to the machinations of the Loyal Order of Dogmatic Darwin Conspirators. However, Doc Bill of antievolution.org has the story. In its glee about the showing, the âTuters issued a press release that strongly implied that the Science Center and Smithsonian are somehow involved in the filmâs premiere.
Now, there may be some question about whether the press release actually violated the Science Centerâs contract with the ostensible sponsor of the showing, the American Freedom Alliance â IANAL, and donât know the connection, if any, between AFA and the Disco âTute. However, the first sentence of the Disco âTuteâs press release says
The debate over Darwin will come to California on October 25th, when the Smithsonian Institutionâs west coast affiliate premieres Darwinâs Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record, a new intelligent design film which challenges Darwinian evolution.
That plainly says itâs the Smithsonian thatâs doing the premiering. And thatâs flatly false. Itâs the institutional version of inflationary credentialism, one of the hallmarks of pseudoscience. Note that the press release also identifies Stephen Meyer as a scientist, more inflationary credentialism.
Hat tip to Abbie.