Intelligent Design and Its Critics

  • Theology and Evolution: How Much Can Biology Explain?

    By on November 1, 2011

    A keynote lecture by John Haught at the 2006 “Beyond Intelligent Design” symposium. The lecture is followed by a panel response including Ian Barbour, George Ellis, and Nancey Murphy, moderated by William Grassie.  Evolutionary biology contributes much to our present understanding of life, and its promises also to deepen our understanding of human intelligence, ethics and even religion. For some scientific

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  • Beyond Intelligent Design

    By on September 16, 2011

    In this lecture, William Grassie proposes that we focus science education more on what happened when than on how and why evolution occurs.

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  • Review of Holmes Rolston’s “Genes, Genesis, and God”

    By on September 1, 2011

    Holmes Rolston, III is a well-known philosopher who has written extensively on both the philosophy of religion and on philosophical issues to do with the environment.  The book under review, Genes, Genesis and God: Values and Their Origins in Natural and Human History, started life as the Gifford Lectures given at the University of Edinburgh in November 1997.  According to

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  • Review of Delvin Lee Ratzsch’s “The Battle of Beginning”

    By on September 1, 2011

    The author wishes to clarify the confusions that exist on both sides of the creation-evolution debate.

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  • The Idea of Design in Nature: Science or Phenomenology?

    By on September 1, 2011

    Introduction When it comes to debating the idea of design in nature I think it is important to note that the situation is very different in the USA and Europe. In the USA the idea has been compromised by creationism. The idea is being identified with creationism and as such it is seen as a religious undermining of sound science;

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