cdesign proponentsist

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EtymologyEdit

From "cdesign proponentsists", a typographic splicing of design proponents into c[reation]ists, in a 1987 draft for the book Of Pandas and People when, after the US Supreme Court ruled that teaching creationism in US state schools was unconstitutional, the terms creationism and creationists were replaced by intelligent design and design proponents.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkədɪzaɪn prəˈpoʊnəntsɪst/[1]

NounEdit

cdesign proponentsist (plural cdesign proponentsists)

  1. (Internet, slang, pejorative) creationist
    • 2007 December 15, David Marjanovi?, “Billy Dembski, pious and deluded (comment)”, Pharyngula, accessed on 2012-10-28:
      On the “Wells lies. Again.” thread a few months ago, I pointed out to the cdesign proponentsist that the existence of Stupid Design falsified ID.
    • 2008 February 18, Sparky, “What's that appendix for, anyway?”, Discount Thoughts, accessed on 2012-10-28:
      Famous cdesign proponentsist Dembski brought it up again recently in his list of ID "predictions"...
    • 2011 April 8, J, Frank, “Re: Warning to the NON-Christians in this group”, alt.politics.homosexuality, Usenet:
      But you must not like him because he appointed Judge Jones, who ruled against the cdesign proponentsists, calling their nonsense "breathtaking inanity."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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  1. ^ 2007 November 13, “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial”, Nova season 35 episode, PBS:
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