A few weeks ago, I blogged about the Institute for Creation Research trying to get approval to issue degrees in the state of Texas. This would have effectively opened the door for just about anyone to create an equally bogus institution in Texas and award people with worthless degrees.I figured it was sort of a win-win situation since had the measure passed, I could then make a living selling Doctorates and Masters Degrees in all fields for the highest bidder.
Well the creationists’ plot failed as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board basically told them to go fuck themselves. Way to go, Texas! But that battle ended with the creationsts declaring, “I’ll get you next time, Gadget!” while pounding their evil metal fist on their desk. And unfortunately next time has come very soon as the Institute for Creation Research is now suing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
However, as 1 blogger reports, the lawsuit seems to only make them look like even bigger fools:
“The sixty-seven-page complaint teems with various factual claims and legal arguments, leading a blogger for the Dallas Observer (April 20, 2009) to quip that it “reads kind of like stereo instructions.” It also teems with unabashed creationist rhetoric, citing articles from the ICR’s publication Acts and Facts along with case law, explaining that Paredes — born as he was in 1942 — was not a witness to the Big Bang, asserting that discussions about the origin of life and the formation of the earth “do not become ’empirical science’ simply because those discussions emit from the oral cavities of ‘scientists'” (p. 33), and insisting that the Big Bang “should not be confused with the ‘great noise’ mentioned in 2nd Peter 3:10″ (p. 21).”