We quote from a feature in a recent issue of Sword & Trowel: The late Dr Henry Morris coupled a gentle manner with unerring skill in identifying pivotal issues in the creation versus evolution debate. In writing to Dr William Dembski (a leading exponent of intelligent design [ID], whose work he deeply appreciated), Dr Morris focused on the limiting flaw in the ID position: Most evolutionists will remain committed to Darwinism, regardless of design complexity problems, as long as they believe in the geological ages. 'Time is the hero,' as George Wald said. Yet most ID writers accept the billion-year history of life, which is the only real basis of evolutionism. This means they must ignore what to us is the determinative issue of suffering and death before sin. The alleged scientific problems of flood geology and age dating are insignificant, in our judgement, compared to the theological and biblical problems posed by that issue. This letter, together with other brief articles by Dr Morris on the intelligent design initiative, is included in a new book by Dr John C. Whitcomb. The burden of this small volume is to show that ID, however welcome, cannot break the hold of evolution, and even less bring souls to conversion, which depends on faith in God's revealed Word. The author declares: 'While intelligent design is essential to Christianity, it is infinitely insufficient.'