It seems the Discovery Institute’s newest Senior Fellow is radio talk show host Michael Medved.
Here is the Nov. 15th U.D. announcement:
William Dembski wrote:
Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host and bestselling author, has joined the Discovery Institute in the role of senior fellow. The position cements a longstanding friendship and recognizes a commonality of values and projects across a spectrum of issues.
Why is this FANTASTIC news for the cryptozoological community?
It’s because Medved is Big on Big Foot.
Skeptical? Good! There are data to listen to on this page; look for show# 232, Monday February 19, 2007, “Big Foot With Michael Medved,” “Medved talks about recent news reports that there is a Big Foot.”
Don’t have highspeed? Read this:
Dan Sytman, Michael’s producer and partner on the radio show, once saw Bigfoot at the edge of a summer camp in the woods. Even before meeting Dan, Michael was a passionate believer in Sasquatch.
If you listen to the whole radio segment, be advised that the “severed foot of a Sasquatch found in Spotsylvania County, VA” that was discussed at length turned out to be simply the skinned Hind Paw of a Bear the next day.
Sir Nick of the Matzke Clan actually had to endure listening to Medved trot out the usual creationist canards on his show, back in December 2004, but assures us that
…it was great fun, although during the show I felt a bit like a hobbit in the Mines of Moria scenes from the movie the Fellowship of the Ring: Look out, Medved’s first move is flagrant baiting! [octopus monster] Uh-oh, here comes the bacterial flagellum [big goblin], and on its heels the Second Law of Thermodynamics! [little goblin]. Then, the Discovery Institute list of 300 [“They have a Cave Troll.”]
The Amused Muse has more.
Is this just an attempt to distract the public from the whuppin’ the DI got on NOVA?
Perhaps, but I don’t really think so. They are devious enough, but not that clever.