Thursday, August 06, 2009
Barrett Brown, co-author of Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism & Intelligent Design, has a nice takedown of Wild Bill Dembski and his blog, Uncommon Dissembling ... er ... Dissent ... er ... Descent.
Brown recounts Dembski's misadventures with flatulence and Homeland Security, and Dave ("DaveScot") Springer's imperviousness to self-irony. But here's a favorite:
Dembski has spent much time and energy pointing out that Charles Darwin made several racist statements back in the 19th century, even going so far as to call for a boycott of the British ten-pound note due to Darwin's picture being displayed thereupon. Incidentally, Dembski has spent most of the past decade working at universities within the fold of the Southern Baptist Convention, which was founded in the 19th century for the sole purpose of defending slavery.