- A new ID friendly research center at a major university. (This is not merely an idle wish — stay tuned.) [Prediction by me: This will be at Baylor and no biology will be involved.]
- The publication of Michael Behe’s book with Free Press: THE EDGE OF EVOLUTION. [Prediction by me: No new science here, shoddy peer review, and Behe will ignore previous criticisms.]
- The publication of the sequel to OF PANDAS AND PEOPLE, authored by Jonathan Wells and me and titled THE DESIGN OF LIFE: DISCOVERING SIGNS OF INTELLIGENCE IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS [Prediction by me: Yawn, re-badged Pandas. A textbook before there is a science to be taught.]
(Screaming capitals in the original … apparently Bill doesn’t do italics.)
In fairness to Dembski, he missed two other predictions that are guaranteed to come true:
- From the DI media complaints division: More stories on Judge Jones, Sternberg, “biased” liberal media, and Dawkins & the Evil Atheist Conspiracytm being written by lawyers and political scientists. More hilariously erroneous stories on science written by lawyers.
- More wit and wisdom (ahem) from Dave Springer, Denyse “Buy my book” O’Leary and the merry japsters at UncommonDescent.com:
In the spirit of helping Intelligent Design have even more of a “bang-up year,” here are some further suggestions:
- A single peer-reviewed article offering positive evidence for design in a biological system.
- A theory of how the Designer-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named did the designing.
- From Dembski: a peer-reviewed paper in the mathematical literature that presents a method to unambiguously (and positively) detect design by differentiating design from non-design.
From Nelson:  An exposition of the theory of “ontogenetic depth”;  A promised peer-reviewed paper on problems with common descent (April 2005 seems so long ago. To speed things up, have Dembski put it online … that’s where he puts everything these days);  The promised monograph on common descent that is currently MIA since
the late 90′s.
- From Wells: Any writing that actually fairly represents science (we’re not asking for much here).
Come back next year and see what has been achieved.