I observed an interesting exchange among IDists which was sparked by the antics of Moran and Matheson who have criticized Stephen Meyer in a manner that is all too familiar. The following remarks are my own and reflect my own views but insights supplied come from others. Matheson and Moran continue a tradition of nastiness which characterizes most ID critics. But the nastiness is not without cause. After all these people are defending science; a noble endeavor which allows for little discretion and even less valor. For them it is not about politics or religion. Oh no. This is a righteous cause pitting science defenders against the unwashed masses represented by a handful of IDist luminaries- knaves to the bone. When you are up against unprincipled ignorant attackers of science what are you to do? See that's the beauty of it. When you are up against a despised foe anything goes. And remember- it's all for science.
Matheson and Moran have done us all a favor. Their arrogance, drawn from over confidence, has inspired some questionable statements as Salvador Cordova has drawn attention to in the comment section in another thread devoted in large part to silly analogies made by Matheson. The M&M boys may strut like they are 10 feet tall but their statements make them look small. They look more like peevish juveniles than infallible experts.