[h/t to PZ]
Seems Ken Miller has a guest post on a Discover Magazine blog, entitled Smoke and Mirrors, Whales and Lampreys that pretends to re-live Kitzmiller and foretell exactly where those ever-evil IDists will be going in the future with their brilliant plot to enslave the world. Mwahahahaha!!!!
I just had to pipe in on this one. But only because it looks a lot like the DD crowd is really starting to miss the DI and all persons/dot-orgs that comprise the hated "ID Movement" [IDM for short] now that it looks a whole heck of a lot like that IDM is effectively DOA. Not a moment too soon or too late, per my own estimation, but that's entirely beside the point to be made. Some of this stuff is positively paranoid, with a weird overtone of Stockholm Syndrome thrown in for good measure.
Wait. I hadn't read the actual post before I started this, I'd only read the Dum-de-dumb intro, which desperately attempts to make the whole Miller versus Behe thing pertinent because Miller NEEDS it to be pertinent or else HE is not pertinent. Turned out there's nothing to see here, folks, it's the same old same old and incredibly boring at that.
[Emily Litella moment] Never mind.
Maybe there was something interesting in the next installment – The fingerprint of evolution left in whale DNA – that doesn't rely upon Nick Matzke's hopelessly ho-hum refutation of flagella, which is as dismissible as it ever was for missing the point. But I'm already too bored to go find out.
Poor Ken Miller. He finds that he's entirely irrelevant without his favorite bogey-man Behe. Must not be getting those big, big speaking fees these days. Is Matzke going to find himself in similar straits soon despite going ahead and taking the requisite courses to become an "expert?" Will PZ Myers have to limit himself to pure anti-religion hate speech sans bio-coupons he can trade for night vision goggles? Will the Swamp denizens have to turn on each other in order to satisfy their daily caloric needs? Will we be treated to the sad spectacle of a Miller-Behe World Tour as soul-crushing as the Tim O'Leary-G. Gordon Liddy "Gnarly Old Guys Who Missed the Bus" Tour?
God! Now I know for sure I'm way, way too old. Pardon me while I go buy a ticket to the upcoming Led Zeppelin Not-Reunion Tour. At least I can dance to that…