The Bible is the ultimate standard for evaluating scientific claims? All by itself, this claim has accomplished what no scientist could possibly do as convincingly: it has removed all forms of creationism from the scientific enterprise.
If I'm wrong about the Discovery Institute's intent, we'll soon be seeing them urging school boards to completely rework their basic physics curricula over the "controversy" surrounding gravity. But I'm not holding my breath.
Al modestly described his actions at the 2008 General Conference of the United Methodist Church as having "quietly moved Methodism into the 21st century." But back at home, Al has paid a very high price for his actions.