Speaking of applying "intelligent design concepts" to other sciences
If you've ever wondered what might happen if the principles of "intelligent design" were applied to chemistry, wonder no more! Check out the reDiscovery Institute. An example, which looks suspiciously similar from a parody that appeared on the back page of the The Skeptical Inquirer last month (which makes me wonder if the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal had anything to do with this) is:
Its stated mission:
The reDiscovery Institute is non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy think-tank located in Tacoma, Washington, with branches in Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas. The reDiscovery Institute fosters integration of science education with traditional Judeo-Christian principles of free market, limited government, morality, faith, property, obedience and anti-intellectualism.
Our primary focus is to extend and promote Design Theories, which have been so successful in Biology, to the fields of Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics and Geology. Our goals are to Teach the Controversies, each and every one of them. The reDiscovery Institute produces articles and studies on how to better educate children at all levels, and on how to re-educate certain adults (you know who you are). The reDiscovery Institute supports Fellows, which gullible and lazy journalists present to the public as credible scientists. The efforts of reDiscovery Institute Fellows are crucially abetted by the Institute's members, board and an ultra-conservative, ultra-rich, California savings and loan heir who believes that the American democracy should be replaced with biblical theocracy.
The reDiscovery Institute publishes books, reports and articles, and participates in conferences and debates. We provide material and support to school boards, museums, and theaters across America, to help establish best practices in science education. We are consultants to Fox News Network. The reDiscovery Institute urges adherence to John Phillipson's "Ice pick Gambit", which states that "one does not mention the Book of Genesis in the design debate because one does not want to sound like blithering idiot."
Unfortunately, the person who turned me on to this commented anonymously; so I don't know whom to thank. If you want proper credit from me, you'll have to 'fess up!