Evolution Boffo Boo; ID Floppo Poo!
The links to Dembski's "prediction" about the death of evolution (and to his corollary, the "death of molecular evolution" by 2011) keep disappearing - in fact, all references to his rather rash prediction are beginning to resemble the extinct branches in an evolutionary tree:
Evolution theory on last legs, says seminary teacher
By Dylan T. Lovan LOUISVILLE - 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."
Well, something sure has been disintegrating quickly, especially since Kitzmiller, but it has not been evolution. However, never fear, that has not been all our boy in banana was up to:
Prediction: Within the next two years work on certain enzymes will demonstrate overwhelmingly that they are extremely isolated functionally, making it effectively impossible for Darwinian and other gradualistic pathways to evolve into or out of them. This will provide convincing evidence for specified complexity as a principled way to detect design and not merely as a cloak for ignorance.
Well, that was back in 2008 when this was supposed to have been confirmed. No dice.
Even more hilarious is this one:
I predict that in the next five years [by 2003] intelligent design will be sufficiently developed to deserve funding from the National Science Foundation (Dembski, Mere Creation, 1998, p. 29).
It's enough to make one want to drink a whole bottle of single-malt scotch. Oh, wait -!
I'll wager a bottle of single-malt scotch, should it ever go to trial whether ID may legitimately be taught in public school science curricula, that ID will pass all constitutional hurdles.
Of course, he said that he would wager, not that he did. Get it? *Sparkle*