So many times we are told in very authoritative ways that the idea of intelligent design in nature is a figment of our imaginations and collective desires as creationists. I just ran across this: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1853129011/iscid-20 Design and Nature : Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering (Design and Nature) The 43 papers of this proceedings volume were presented at a conference held in September 2002 in Udine, Italy. The papers discuss the relation of natural forms to those used in design as well as projects carried out by the contributors. The volume's main divisions are shape and form in engineering and nature, solutions from nature, design and sustainability studies, nature and architectural design, mechanics and thermodynamics in nature, biomimetics and materials, and vision in science and nature. The latter includes papers on human vision principles in computer-aided design, and the structure, mechanics, and aesthetics of peacock tail feathers.