Saturday, April 5, 2008


Expelled, the Musical is about to hit theaters! In theaters across the country! Well, in a few theaters. This has inspired creationist mathematician and philosopher William Dembski to fire up his prognostication machine!

Hmmm... try these predictions on for size.

A controversial documentary set for release nationwide April 18 could foster a cultural shift "equivalent to the fall of the Berlin Wall," says William Dembski, research professor of philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Wow! The fall of the Berlin Wall, that's huge! Bill Dembski has a long run of predictions. He made a prediction during the trial in Dover, Pennsylvania. What did he say about that?
As a consequence, this [court] case really could be a Waterloo for the other side.
Waterloo! Berlin Wall! Hmmm... He might do well to read a little more Twain:
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
Mr. Dembski, please get back to work, and publish some papers that have data in them. Really. Movies and court cases don't make creationism intelligent design a science. Data, Mr. Dembski. Data. If you're interested in what it looks like, try this little search on evolution.



RBH said...

Data? They don't need no steenkin' data. They can do science by pure reason: no data required. Saves a helluva lot of money on labs, y'know, money that's better spent on public relations firms.

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