One of the outstanding marks of (in)distinction in the Statement was the poison word incontrovertible, which describes few items in physics, certainly not this one. In response APS appointed a secret committee that never met, never troubled to speak to any skeptics, yet endorsed the Statement in its entirety.
With the word incontrovertible, we no longer have Science, since any scientific theory must be open to be 'falsifiable' by new evidence. If I say the world is young, and all the geology and fossils are a big trick by God, then this is not science. But everybody tries to mix science and dogma. Anyway, read this letter, he should have a grouchy blog like mine! Anyway, this whole thing has passed out of my concern.... :)
ps. why can't I have some of those billions?