While the Intelligent Design movement is making inroads among scientists, it is also deepening its involvement with evangelical theologians. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary announced last month the establishment of a Center for Science and Theology that will be headed by philosopher of science and mathematician William Dembski, a leading ID advocate and author. Mr. Dembski, a professor at Baylor since 1999, has also taught at Notre Dame and Northwestern. His books include Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology and The Design Revolution.
Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. noted that "Intelligent Design is not tantamount to the biblical doctrine of creation. Theologically, Intelligent Design falls far short of requiring any affirmation of the doctrine of creation as revealed in the Bible. Nevertheless, it is a useful and important intellectual tool, and a scientific movement with great promise. The real significance of Intelligent Design theory and its related movement is the success with which it undermines the materialistic and naturalistic worldview central to the theory of evolution."