Dembski Boasts of Political Clout
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Thu Dec 21, 2006 at 06:55:56 AM EST
Richard Dawkins has just made public an email he received from Intelligent Design exponent William Dembski in 2003:
Dear Prof. Dawkins,

I enjoyed this bit of fun in last week's Guardian. It might interest you to know that Senator Rick Santorum, who is close to President Bush, endorsed my forthcoming book The Design Revolution. It might also interest you to know that President Bush lives in the same Texas county that I do (McLennan County - his home is about 35 miles from my home). It might futher interest you to know that my university, Baylor, today made a bid on the George W. Bush Presidential Library (for the news conference, go to www.baylortv.com).

Why might all this interest you? With the recommendations by Senator Santorum and others close to President Bush, I plan to pay him a visit at his home early next year and have a frank discussion with him about the future of science in the United States and the possibilities for public funding of intelligent design research. I expect your remarks below will help me make my case.

Thanks for all you continue to do to advance the work of intelligent design. You are an instrument in the hands of Providence however much you rail against it.

With all good wishes,
Bill Dembski

Dawkins now makes merry:

Dembski's employment at Baylor seems to have come to an unfortunate end (no doubt there is some good explanation for that). Never mind, perhaps his friend Senator Rick Santorum will use his powerful influence in favour of whichever College of Bible Studies may snap Dembski up. Oh dear, silly me I was forgetting, Santorum too is out of a job, booted out of the Senate in one of the biggest upsets in Pennsylvania's electoral history. Well well, perhaps Bush himself, buoyed up by the runaway success and popularity of his presidency, will still come to the rescue? No, apparently Dembski has given up on his pathetic little power fantasy. In March 2005 he wrote: "I'm afraid with the war in Iraq and the election, I decided to postpone getting in touch with President Bush." Oh I see, yes of course.

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