In what looks like a fit of bravado, Dembski has once again reiterated his responsibility for any mistakes in the evolution chapters of Ann Coulter’s new book. He’s essentially saying “bring it on”:
In April I announced on this blog Ann Coulter’s then forthcoming book GODLESS (go here). There I remarked, “I’m happy to report that I was in constant correspondence with Ann regarding her chapters on Darwinism — indeed, I take all responsibility for any errors in those chapters.” Jim Downard, rather than simply taking me at my word, instead wants me to elaborate on my correspondence with Ann (go here); and for my refusal to elaborate, charges me with not really taking responsibility for errors in the chapters in question. But such elaboration is not my responsibility. If Ann’s chapters on evolution are so riven with difficulties, let him enumerate them, point out the errors, and then hold me up to ridicule for the errors for which I take responsibility.
But of course, many have already enumerated many of the glaring errors in Coulter’s book and held Dembski up to ridicule for them, without a single substantive response from him. PZ Myers wrote a response on her absurd claim that there is “no evidence for evolution”, an idiotic statement that even the young earth creationist Kurt Wise cringes at. And Ian Musgrave wrote a long essay debunking her arguments about the peppered moths. And Downard himself has a series of 3 essays (1, 2, 3) making very specific criticisms of many of Coulter’s claims, complete wtih references to the scientific literature where one may find the evidence that those claims are false or exaggerated.
The sum total of Dembski’s actual engagement of these criticisms: zero, zip, nada. He saw fit to post two of Downard’s emails to him inquiring about whether he was going to either repudiate Coulter’s claims or defend them, so that his sycophants could call the man names, but he has yet to offer a single word in defense of those claims from Coulter’s book. This despite his repeated “give me your best shot” bravado. For anyone who has observed Dembski over the years, this is pretty much par for the course.