The Amazing Criswell Predicts!
Plan Nine from Outer Space had as its special guest star the Amazing Criswell, a radio announcer who delivers these gems of wisdom at the beginning of the film:
Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.
Man, that's deep! But deeper still is Dembski's crystal balls - I mean, his courageous call for scientific predictions of intelligent design theory!
Can your heart stand...
the shocking facts...
quote-miners from outer space?
(Shimmies to Afarensis)
In the meantime, here are my perfectly hum-drum predictions for intelligent design theory and beyond:
1. "Darwinism" predicts that intelligent design will be put out to pasture and that the upcoming gaggle of (truly young instead of faux-young) creationists will continue to start from scratch and cite only contemporary "Darwinists" and each other for their crackpot ideas, just as this group at UD does, with little or no citation of Gish, Henry Morris, Muncaster, Buckna, John Klotz, and all the other "dignitaries" of creationism that few people remember because they make no lasting contribution.
2. The names above will only be remembered by the "Darwinists" in their books and papers for the same reason. (Who remembers Immanuel Velikovsky today?)
3. Creationism will continue to contribute zippity-doo-dah to science.
4. Future creationists will blame "global warming denial" on "Darwinists," just as they do today with eugenics.
The Great Criswell has spoken. Who was that veiled man? Where?
What color is his/her underwear?
UPDATED: If you want to see refrigerator repairmen (they're always men, creationism is a good old boys club) pretending to be scientists, follow this link.
"[Richard] Owen says my book will be forgotten in ten years." -Darwin to J. D. Hooker, 1860.