Mark Baisley, CEO of Slipglass, a cyber security product and services firm, is a fan of Bill Dembski and the late Charles Colson’s Design Revolution:
One of my absolute favorite geek books is The Design Revolution, written by mathematician and philosopher William Dembski in 2005. Dr. Dembski asserts that the scientific study of intelligent design will soon overtake Darwinism as the credible, prevailing theory for how life on Earth came to be. While giving Darwin his due, Dembski criticizes that, “Darwinism is, on its own terms, an overreaching and oversold scientific theory.”
It is important to understand that Intelligent Design is not Creationism. It is a field of scientific study that approaches the emergence of biological complexity without the aversion to deliberate planning. The book reads, “Intelligent Design attempts to understand the evidence for intelligence in the natural world. The nature and, in particular, the moral characteristics of that intelligence constitute a separate inquiry. Intelligent Design has theological implications, but it is not a theological enterprise. Theology does not own Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design is not an Evangelical Christian thing or a generically Christian thing or even a generically theistic thing.”- – “The lights of perverted science,” Townhall, May 7, 2012.
Of course Baisley is right. The study of design in nature is precisely that, the study of design in nature. Where it is, how it works.
That’s the difference between ID and theistic evolution (Christian Darwinism). ID theorists leave it to Biologos to argue that “God wouldn’t do it that way.”
Worse luck for Biologos then, if it turns out that God did do it that way. But not relevant to ID’s concerns.