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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

This Theory Will Self-Destruct in Eight Years!

Everyone remembers what anniversary we celebrate on April 2, right? A certain interview appearing in a Kentucky newspaper?

I remember.

To William Dembski, all the debate in this country over evolution won't matter in a decade.
By then, he says, the theory of evolution put forth by Charles Darwin 150 years ago will be dead.
The mathematician turned Darwin critic says there is much to be learned about how life evolved on this planet. And he thinks the model of evolution accepted by the scientific community won't be able to supply the answers.


"I see this all disintegrating very quickly," he said.

Uh-huh. Sure.

We'll just see about that.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitur said...

Someday I will perfect a race of atomic simians that will have the ability to attain sustained movement through the air while extricating themeselves from my anal cavity.

April 02, 2008 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

I especially like the "all the debate" part in his quote -- sure, it's really heating up at universities!

April 02, 2008 4:20 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

This "debate" is beginning to look something like, "If Dembski is lost in the woods, and none of us are around to hear him fall into a bear flop, are we still laughing?"

April 02, 2008 5:03 PM  
Blogger Evolved Rationalist said...

Poor theistarded BillDumb. He must be the worst epic fail of the ID flock.

April 02, 2008 9:07 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Now that I think of it, Billy boy must have made that statement when Expelled was in the works – he obviously thought ID had a trump card. More like “chump” card.

April 03, 2008 9:16 AM  
Blogger Malcolm FCD said...

"Chump Tard"

Your move.

April 03, 2008 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Dembski character claims to be a mathematician. I dunno. Maybe he can count to twenty if he takes off both shoes.
Scotius

April 03, 2008 11:03 AM  
Blogger Chris Noble said...

If Arthur C. Clarke were still alive perhaps he would consider an addition to his set of 3 laws.

Clarke's three laws

4) When a would-be iconoclast declares the imminent demise of an orthodox theory he is almost certainly an IDiot.

April 07, 2008 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yegads!!! I googled Dembski, to learn that he holds a Ph. D. in mathematics. In light of his present views, I think said degree should be revoked. Unfortunately, I am not authorized to issue such revocation. I hold only a master's degree in the subject, and I am not a member of the institution which awarded the degree. Even so, I deem Dembski a renegade. He equates statistical impossibility with absolute impossibility. He should know better.
Duane Gish(I curse and spit at the mention of his name) made the same mistake thirty years ago.
Scotius

April 07, 2008 2:23 PM  
Blogger Nullifidian said...

He also claimed in his introduction to the 1998 anthology Mere Creation that ID would be sufficiently well developed as a scientific theory to deserve NSF funding in five years. It's been five years and five years later, and so far I've not heard of a single Discovery Institute fellow even applying for a NSF grant.

April 16, 2008 5:27 PM  

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