MikeGene of Telic Thoughts has a book out – The Design Matrix: A Consilience of Clues. I haven’t read it, nor do I think that it will be all that interesting from a scientific standpoint, so I probably won’t read it. For instance, the “design matrix” is itself described as:
The Design Matrix is a method for assessing a design inference and can help when using the hypothesis of design to guide research. This method is both tentative and open-ended, and can be used by both supporters and critics of intelligent design.
He goes on to describe a version of intelligent design called “front-loading,” which could also be called “pre-programmed” or “theistic” evolution, or even classical deism, in some senses. These ideas certainly appear to be the natural progression from classical theology, in which these thinkers are trying to reconcile their delusional beliefs in a god with the scientific evidence. Kudos to them for trying to reconcile the two, but it still comes off looking a lot like this: