I think we're getting under someone's skin

Bill Dembski, the Newton of Information Theory, has announced a new flash game on his site, Panda-monium. It's a sort of Space Invaders-like game, where you shuffle a tank back and forth, firing upwards at—you guessed it—panda bears falling out of the sky.

It's interesting because:

  • It's slick and flashy,
  • but it's also shallow and tedious,
  • and the pandas always eventually win.

There's a metaphor there somewhere.