The new creationist textbook, The Design of Life, is now available, or very shortly will be.
This definitive book on intelligent design (ID) comes as a shot across the bow to dogmatic defenders of Darwinian orthodoxy. Written by two key ID theorists, mathematician William Dembski and biologist Jonathan Wells, it presents the full case for intelligent design to a general audience. Critics, in dismissing The Design of Life, contend that intelligent design has collapsed in the wake of the 2005 Dover trial. Author William Dembski responded, “Those same people have been announcing intelligent design’s demise every year since 1990. Strangle it as they might, intelligent design just won’t die. The Design of Life shows why the better arguments and stronger evidence are now on the intelligent design side.”*
That’s really funny, because I thought the creationists have been announcing the demise of Darwinism for, oh let’s see … about 148 years now.Further thoughts discusses the news release. I’m sure it will be detailed in detail at Pharyngula.I must say, that I’m rather disappointed, and have been for some time. I’ve read it, or at least an earlier draft of it, and it is exactly the same as every other major creationist work of the last few decades. There is nothing new in it at all. This is starting to get boring.The claim is being made that it is not intended to be a textbook, but we’ll see how that goes. It kinda looks like a textbook.