Continuing an earlier pattern, Dembski has finally managed to discover what was in the public record all along:
Over a year ago I urged readers of UD to provide me with behind-the-scenes correspondence showing that the NCSE (National Center for Science Education) and others had attempted to derail Richard Sternberg’s career after The Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington published an article on intelligent design by Stephen Meyer while Sternberg was still its managing editor (go here and here). I was finally sent that information. The following link takes you to the Congressional Report on the Sternberg Affair along with that correspondence, which is given in the appendix…
He not only urged his readers to provide him with those emails, he offered a cash reward for anyone who would get them for him. This is something of a pattern for Dembski, it turns out, as is the eventual outcome where he triumphantly announces that he has in his possession what was in the public record all along. In this case, those emails have been in the appendix of the Souder report since the middle of December. I linked to it and quoted the emails nearly 3 months ago.
He did the same thing back when he dishonestly claimed that Jeff Shallit had been withdrawn as a witness in Dover by the plaintiffs’ lawyers because his deposition was an “embarrassment” to them. This was hysterically funny on 4 distinct levels. First, he made this claim without ever having seen Shallit’s deposition, which he then offered a reward for. Second, Shallit’s deposition was available online long before he made the offer. Third, the truth was quite the opposite of his claim; in fact it was the defense lawyers who filed motions to keep Shallit off the stand, not the plaintiffs. And lastly, when all of this became an embarrassment for Dembski he pulled all of the previous posts containing all his completely false claims about the situation and declared that he was just engaged in a bit of “street theater.” And I believe him, but the story is clearly a farce.