cdesign proponentsist

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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

Noun[edit]

cdesign proponentsist (plural cdesign proponentsists)

  1. (Internet, slang, pejorative) creationist

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