Monday, August 07, 2006

What are the odds

In response to a Dembski-ish post on the Wedge Document, I left a comment saying (I forgot to cut-n-paste, so the details may differ):

My favorite part of the Wedge document, written 7 years ago, is where it says "Without solid scholarship, research and argument, the project would be just another attempt to indoctrinate instead of persuade."

Also where it sets these 5 year objectives: "Thirty published books on design and its cultural implications (sex, gender issues, medicine, law, and religion); One hundred scientific, academic and technical articles by our fellows; An active design movement in Israel, the UK and other influential countries outside the US; Ten CRSC Fellows teaching at major universities; Two universities where design theory has become the dominant view; Design becomes a key concept in the social sciences"

How's that going?
We'll see if the comment stays online.

Given that they don't have anywhere near those goals after an extra two years, I suspect that the gang of sycophants at Dembski's place will allow that comment to disappear silently, or will insist that Lehigh University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are "major universities." And somehow the 38 items on their list of peer reviewed papers will turn into 130 (100 papers, 30 books). One or two backers in the UK or Israel will transform into "movements."

As Arlo Guthrie explains in Alice's Restaurant Massacre:

You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him.
And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them.
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin' a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an organization.
And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.

And that's what it is , the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come's around on the guitar.
Maybe the DI just needs its own song. Any suggestions?