Thursday, August 06, 2009


Widespread Mediocrity

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.

You can always count on Dembski for common disingenuousness.

Something tells me his call for a boycott of money probably didn't get very far.
What an appropriate title!
Hmm the links in your post all leads to your own blog. This seems to be the article you are refering to
Whoops. Late night cockup. Thanks.
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