Dembski posted an anonymous email he received accusing a “prominent anti-ID proponent” of supressing an “ID-friendly” experiment (actually a computer model) that was developed by an undergraduate student.
What’s interesting here is that, despite not being able to confirm anything in the e-mail, Dembski posts it, albeit with the name of the university and professor removed. While he cant prove anything specific, Dembski obviously feels that hints of bad actions by “scientific materialists” are useful for the cause. On the other hand, if the e-mail is a fake and a setup to get Dembski in trouble, it’s also a plot by the “scientific materialists”! Useful, eh? The shills at echo chamber that is Uncommon Descent seem to think it’s real and are engaging in some amateur detective work. Dembski is unsure.
In the comments section, Dembski offers an excuse for not getting any real research done:
The pressures directed against frontline ID proponents are real. From your armchair, it is easy enough to say that we need simply to get to work. But families and livelihoods really are under threat by these Darwinian fascists, and when our days are spent trying to shore up the latter, the former does not get done.
Yes, Bill. It is the “Darwinian fascists” who are preventing ID from developing into anything remotely like a scientific paradigm. It is the “Darwinian fascists” who are preventing you publishing in mathematical journals. It is the “Darwinian fascists” who are preventing you from holding down a non-theological job. It is the “Darwinian fascists” who are preventing you from applying your “vise strategy” as in Kitzmiller.
It is the “Darwinian fascists” who are causing the crisis in the Middle East, terrorism, high gas prices, American Idol, and the losing record of the Arizona Cardinals. Oh, and they set up Mel Gibson as well.