Over at Uncommon Descent, Dembski wonders how the NCSE will deal with "the growing number of non-religious ID proponents" and links to this blog which is something called ICON-RIDS "an international coalition of non-religious ID scientists & scholars." Let’s take a look at this "international coalition," shall we?
ICON-RIDS is a little underwhelming. It’s a blog with five entries going back to October 2006, the first of which proclaims that "Darwinism is a Hoax!" All entries are authored by William Brookfield who describes himself [pdf] as a "logician" and "conceptualist." A little more about Brookfield can be found here: he has been a "[p]rofessional solo musician and entertainer since 1974 [and an] Intelligent Design scientist since 1996."We are told that he published his Cosmological Physical Incompleteness Theorem [see part I of this pdf] in 1996 and has been a member of the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design – Dembski’s vanity organization – since 2002.
This is evidence for a "growing number of non-religious ID proponents"? A professional entertainer who is "presently working on a detailed model of the core of black hole singularities based on information instead of material" (source). Watch out, Stephen Hawking.
As for an "international coalition" … at least Brookfield lives in Canada, eh?
This shows how desperate Dembski and the ID movement have become. And the NCSE? I can’t imagine they’ll be losing any sleep.
Update: Make sure you scroll down through the comments to hear about Brookfield’s “ID Pleasurianism” – a mixture of Dembski and Hefner. (HT to Hermagoras).