In “Twenty Years After Darwin on Trial, ID is Dead” (Evolutionblog , November 29, 2011), Jason Rosenhouse claims – Denis Venema-style – to have once taken ID seriously but not any more:
Not so today. Consider the two biggest ID books of recent years. Michael Behe’s follow-up book, The Edge of Evolution, dropped like a stone. It got a few perfunctory reviews written by scientists who perked up just long enough to note its many errors, and then everyone ignored it. Frankly, even the ID folks don’t seem to talk about it very much. Stephen Meyer’s book Signature in the Cell was likewise met with crickets. It briefly seemed like a big deal, a big book released by a mainstream publisher, but scientists gave it a scan, saw nothing remotely new, and yawned.
The ID blogs are hardly in any better shape.
Hmmm. If that’s true, why have we lived through three server upgrades at UD in the last five years?
Oh, right. 100% spam and DDOS attempts.
Hat tip: Telic Thoughts.