Sometimes it seems that Creationsts, Biblical literalists and their pseudo-scientific vanguard the so called Intelligent Design mob just have a thing about Evolution and the Theory of Natural selection and that the rest of the theoretical base of science is relatively immune from their fallacious ramblings. However while browsing the blogosphere I came across a link posted by Hyphoid Logic ( a self confessed mad mycologist) which illustrates just exactly how broad the agenda of the creationists/ID'ers is.
The document sets out their Anti-science anti-materialism Wedge strategy which as Hyphoid points out is clearly intended to begin with an attack on Evolutionary Theory and move on to attacking more broadly the whole edifice of science and then moving towards a theistic society. Their aim, no less, is to develop what might be called Theistic science under the umbrella of so called "design theory".
To anyone who knows even a little about science it is clear that "design theory" is little more than a "god did it" statement wrapped up in pseudo-scientific clothes. It's any empty vessel devoid of any experimental or observational evidence. The problem however is that our populations are not very scientifically literate and if we are not careful these people will find ways to spread this idiocy like a viral meme. Clearly this is what lies behind their attempts to challenge the education curriculum in the US. First they came for the biologists, then they will come for the biochemists, then for the physicists and the cosmologists .... and then?
Having read this document I feel the hairs on the back of my neck beginning to stand on end. These people really are crazy enough to want to overturn a few hundred years of human progress and return us to the dark ages. Be afraid people, be very afraid.