Earlier this month we celebrated Paul Nelson Day and were delighted to see Paul tell us that his explanation of “ontogenetic depth” was just around the corner. Three weeks later, we’re still waiting. As it happens, today is yet another Nelson-related anniversary. Five years ago, I posted a piece (reprinted a year and a half later here) on Nelson’s forthcoming monograph on common descent. By now, it has been “forthcoming” for twelve years. At the time of my original post, Nelson claimed that he was “carefully doing a good job with a rich and difficult topic” but also noted that he and Dembski “have been working on a shorter article, with some of the monograph’s main points, which we plan to submit to the best peer-reviewed biology journal we can find.” In the years since, Paul has had time to work on Explore Evolution while Dembski has continued to produce books like Michelle Duggar produces children. But still no peer-reviewed article on common descent.