No history of ID would be complete without the Wedge Strategy.
This planning document, which somehow escaped from the Discovery Institute, lays out all of the plans and goals for the ID movement. And guess what? The goals are theistic! This business of the designer being unknown is just for the rubes:
- To defeat scientific materialism and its destructive moral, cultural and political legacies.
- To replace materialistic explanations with the theistic understanding that nature and hurnan beings are created by God.
This isnt really, and never has been, a debate about science ... Its about religion and philosophy.-- Phillip Johnson, 1996 - World magazine.
Our strategy has been to change the subject a bit so that we can get the issue of intelligent design, which really means the reality of God, before the academic world and into the schools.-- Johnson, 2003 - American Family Radio