The Intercollegiate Studies Institute Dembski's book was published by The Intercollegiate Studies Institute. This is an unabashedly right-wing outfit, as can be seen from a quick perusal of their website. They are a member of TownHall.com, which publishes some of the most comically extreme right-wing commentary on the Web. In publishing this volume, the ISI joins a long list of conservative outfits willing to embrace creationism.
This is further evidence, if more were needed, that conservative thought in this country has been effectively taken over by the religious right. Their protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, right-wing objections to Darwinism are entirely cultural. It is conservatives, not scientists, who see Darwinism as some all-encompassing worldview that overturns established religion and destroys morality. They challenge evolution not because they have any legitimate scientific point to make, but because they know that is a safe way of gaining a foothold for discussing their broader social agenda.
ID's scientific claims are window-dressing, pure and simple. Creationism in all its forms is about politics and power.