Robert B. Stewart, ed. Intelligent Design: William A. Dembski & Michael Ruse in Dialogue. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. 257pp $22. (paper), ISBN 9780800662189.
 For decades we have witnessed a protracted debate over the controversial notion of intelligent design (ID). To describe the debate as contentious and overflowing with hyperbole is an understatement. Key ID spokespersons claim to be ushering in a major scientific revolution that not only will replace Darwinism as a thriving scientific research program, but also will alter fundamentally the entire scientific enterprise. Not to be outdone, prominent ID critics warn of a sinister alliance of design activists with the Religious Right to engineer a theocratic state. For every wild statement by someone like Benjamin Wiker who considers ID “the most important intellectual movement to occur in the last 200 years, if not the last half-millennium,” there is someone like John Brockman likening the ID camp to Visigoths about to destroy the scientific and technological foundations of America’s economy.