Bill Dembski seems to have decided that the sour grapes strategy is a winner – or at least less of a loser than anything else he’s come up with lately. He’s following up Denyse O’Leary’s spectacularly bad series of peer review posts with a link to an article by Ross McKitrick on the evils of position statements by scientific societies.
McKitrick is a noted global warming “skeptic,” and he’s bitching about the quality of the grapes because the American Meteorological Society has released a draft position statement on climate change. Dembski is concerned about position statements because just about every scientific society in the known universe has released a statement pointing out the sad fact that Intelligent Design quite simply isn’t science. I suspect that both Dembski and McKitrick would view position statements differently if their own positions received much in the way of support.