PZ reminds us that today is the 10th anniversary of Paul Nelson’s promise to deliver an operational definition of “ontogenetic depth.” Nelson said it would be forthcoming “tomorrow.” When I was about four years old it struck me that tomorrow never comes.
And I can’t resist re-publishing this:
Concerning Richard B. Hoppe and his requests for Paul Nelson to provide support for his Intelligent Design claims about Ontogenetic Depth:
Paul Nelson’s “depth” tales sounded tall.
Richard Hoppe thought, “it’s past time to call
Quoth Richard, “So where’s the beef, Paul?”
I doubt that he’ll find satisfaction,
nor even a lucid reaction.
Behind the smoke screen
there’s an ID machine
building weapons of media distraction.
A meal of Intelligent Design
when served with the fruit of divine
is lacking in beef,
which supports my belief
that it’s tripe marinating in whine.