Not sure about that? .. OK, lets put it this way … There are no scientific papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature in support of Intelligent Design, yet the Discovery Institute lists Dembski’s 1998 book The Design Inference under the heading “Peer-Reviewed Scientific Books Supportive of Intelligent Design”. And who exactly is the Discovery Institute? Well, Dembski is a senior fellow there, so in essence he is touting his own book as peer reviewed. Lets be 100% clear here, he is not a scientist by any reasonable standard, has not published any experimental or empirical tests of his claims, submitted his claims to the scrutiny of his peers or published in a scientific journal … in other words he is a complete religious nutcase making wild claims that lack any credible evidence.
Ok, so what about the details of this debate? The bad news is that its tomorrow at 08:30 am CT (Thats Thur 18th Nov), but the truly fantastic news is that it will be available as a live webcast … you can click here to see that.
More details are available by clicking here.
UPDATE: If you missed the webcast, apparently a recording will be available on Monday 22nd here. Now, since this was run by a “Christian” school, I can only wonder if it will be the complete webcast, or if they will instead edit to give it a bit of a spin in their favor … lets see.
UPDATE 2 (Mon 22nd): Apparently their servers have been flooded by demand, so they have taken the webcast archives down … hopefully they will become available at some point.
UPDATE 3 (Wed 24): Their site is now promising to have the webcast available by Wed evening