Saturday, June 14, 2008


The Grand Delusion

The silliness just keeps rollin' on!

Richard B. Hoppe has a post up at the Panda's Thumb about a blurb for William Dembski's new book (compared to one for Ken Miller's Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul).

Dembski's book, Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language, is co-authored by Sean McDowell, the head of the Bible Department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. No doubt the choice of a another theologian as co-author and the promise that it will be in language that won't tax the reader's intellect are wise choices, given their target audience.

But the truly hilarious part is the blurb for Dembski's tome by that noted scholar and intellectual, Ann Coulter:

Liberals respond to critics of their religion like Cotton Mather to Salem's "witches." With this book, two more witches present themselves for burning: Sean McDowell, whose gift is communicating with young people, and Bill Dembski, often called the Isaac Newton of intelligent design. I think Dembski is more like the Dick Butkus of Intelligent Design.

Comparing Dembski to Isaac Newton was merely ludicrous. Comparing him to Dick Butkus is slapstick comedy that makes me wonder if Coulter isn't being slier than I ever gave her credit for.

He's not even the Ann Coulter of intelligent design.

Would somebody please pull that arrow out of Mr. Dembski?
Bill Dembski is the Isaac Newton of professional football. He's the Dick Butkus of non-nuclear physics. He's the Baghdad Bob of evolution. He's the guy who cut and ran when faced with cross examination at Dover.
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