Joined: April 2007
Dembski is a fascinating character to me, in a train wreck sort of way. Here's a guy who paid his dues in Chicago to earn a PhD in math and another one in philosophy, and those of use who have traveled this road know that you have to do certain things to reach the end, so congrats to Dr. Dr. for that work.
And then he threw it all away which is the fascinating, on-going train wreck. Why? He could have picked up a tenure track job in math or philosophy or both at a small or large university and settled into a nice, long, steady, anonymous career and that would have been that.
But, no. He appears to have bought into a cult that fed his very large ego and he went downhill from there. He had a brief chance at normalcy when offered the director's position at Baylor, but he managed to fuck that up, too, but not from academic ineptitude, rather from his penchant of taking Jackassedness to an art form. And that seems to be his m.o. to this day.
Perhaps one of our trained psychologists can weigh in on the self-destructive personality type exhibited by Dembski, at least, that's my personal, untrained observation.