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Evolution Has One Year to Hurry Up and Die!

Remember this prediction made by our favorite Disco Dude, William Dembski?

In the next five years, molecular Darwinism—the idea that Darwinian processes can produce complex molecular structures at the subcellular level—will be dead. When that happens, evolutionary biology will experience a crisis of confidence because evolutionary biology hinges on the evolution of the right molecules. I therefore foresee a Taliban-style collapse of Darwinism in the next ten years. Intelligent design will of course profit greatly from this. – “Measure of Design: a Conversation About the Past, Present, and Future of Darwinism and Design.” Touchstone, volume 17, issue 6, pages 60-65, at page 64 (July/August 2004).

Well, I got wind (now, now!) of this in 2006, when on April 2 of that year, Dembski repeated his “prediction” to a Kentucky newspaper. Therefore, I am willing to cut him some slack and not declare his prediction kaput just yet – although, technically, it is. (And really, it always was.)

I kept a countdown on my previous blog, but there is no more laughter to be wrung from this stone; it’s all quite pathetic really, how after the Kitzmiller Trial, that party animal Intelligent Design turned into a doddering old fool looking for his false teeth. But hey – you have one more year, Bill! Surely you can show us a little fire?

Thanks for Pointergate, “I, Twitness News”

Yeah – thanks, KSTP. Thanks for making Minnesota, a great place to live, a national laughingstock. Good job!

Thanks, Jay Kolls, for being a yellow journalist and then doubling down and sniping at your viewers on (the aptly named) Twitter.

Thanks, John Delmonico, for being such a narcissistic blowhard for so long. You can take your inflated retirement pay now and GTFO of my state. Just go.

Oh, and nice snotty expression at 1:38, Leah McLean! I’ll bet you remind every hetero man in America of his psycho ex-wife.

The Latest Kent Hovind Melodrama

There is a new indictment against Kent Hovind and a certain Paul John Hansen.

Kent Hovind, perpetual tax evader, has been dodging his tax obligations while in prison and instead of responding to motions filed to compel him to cough up, he has filed yet another meaningless piece of paper, one of them a pro se affidavit denying that his attorney can act on his behalf, and complaining that having an attorney at all denies him “independence as a free inhabitant” of the United States, which according to Hovind’s twisted Youth Earth cosmology would only be a few seconds old (if that).

In other words, Hovind is using his religious hair shirt to avoid paying taxes/forfeiting land which, of course, he denies he has to pay or forfeit in the first place. All of his meaningless pieces of paper are attempts to clog up the court system so as to delay any sale of Dinosaur Adventure Land while he scratches on the cell wall his countdown of Last Days (heh, heh).

In July, his motion was denied. An Emergency Motion to stay proceedings pending another apparent Writ of Mandamus to be filed by Hovind (oh, goodie!) was denied “as MOOT.” I now have a new favorite term.

So, not unlike the con who organizes a crime syndicate from his prison cell, throwing false paperwork after pseudoscience is what is getting our Hovie in hot water again.

His supporters are wringing hands and wank-wanking all over Facebook, and his son is asking for prayers (“Sorry to be vague”). Do you believe in fairies? Let’s all clap our hands for Tinkerbell!

In the meantime, Dinosaur Adventure Land is still running, or at least limping, along.