cdesign proponentsist

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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.


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


cdesign proponentsist (plural cdesign proponentsists)

  1. (Internet slang, humorous, derogatory) creationist
    • 2007 December 15, Marjanovi?, David, “Billy Dembski, pious and deluded (comment)”, in Pharyngula[1], retrieved 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?”, in Discount Thoughts[2], retrieved 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”, in alt.politics.homosexuality, Usenet[3], message-ID <>:
      But you must not like him because he appointed Judge Jones, who ruled against the cdesign proponentsists, calling their nonsense "breathtaking inanity."
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:cdesign proponentsist.



  1. ^ Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial”, in Nova (Television), season 35, PBS, 2007-11-13

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