Dembski has a post up at Uncommon Descent about the series of critiques at PT of Wells’ new book. He quotes an email from one of his anonymous colleagues:
Like fresh meat tossed into a pit of jackels, Jonathan Wells’ newest book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design has sent the Panda’s Thumb crowd into a feeding frenzy. Right now there are at least 4 opening posts devoted to taking the book, apparently, chapter by chapter, and “demolishing” (or is it “destroying” or perhaps “eviscerating”) nearly every sentence Jonathan wrote (or so it seems). I find it very telling that they attribute so much power and influence to Jonathan that nearly every sentence in his book simply must be shown to be wrong.
The amusing thing is that neither in Dembski’s post, in the email he quoted, or in any of the comments after the post is there a single word about the substance of those critiques. I think this demonstrates the utter vacuousness of their position – it simply doesn’t matter to them whether the critiques are accurate or not, or whether the claims in Wells’ book are true. All that matters is that they are being paid attention to. Their position is essentially, “The fact that you list 20 reasons why I’m wrong proves that I’m right.” I’ll take ridiculously illogical thinking for $1000, Alex.