Intelligent Design and Its Critics

  • Review of William Dembski’s “The Design Revolution”

    By on May 12, 2004

    What Kind of Revolution Is The Design Revolution? As Dembski begins his book by saying: “Ever since Thomas Kuhn published The Structure of Scientific Revolutions in the 1960s, just about every idea in science has been touted as the latest scientific revolution” (1). Indeed, Dembski was himself involved in chaos theory, a development hailed as a revolution in science in

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  • Is Evolution Just another Religion?

    By on March 22, 2004

    The noted American evolutionist and popular science writer Stephen Jay Gould argues strenuously that science and religion occupy different domains and speak to different issues.  Properly understood therefore they cannot be in conflict: the ongoing American controversy about the literal truth of Genesis versus the claims of the evolutionists must be predicated on mistaken understandings of either religion or science

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  • Confessions of an Evolutionary Biologist

    By on September 22, 2003

    I love science and I love Jesus. How do I exist in such divergent domains where my fellows criticize me for being in each?

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  • Not Recommended: On Evolution and Academic Freedom

    By on December 13, 2002

    Does a biology professor’s refusal to write letters of recommendation for a student unwilling to embrace evolution amount to unfair discrimination?  For conservative Christian advocacy groups, the answer is a thunderous yes.  For Texas Tech University, where the issue has lately arisen, the answer is a milder no.  For those concerned with science-religion issues, the answer is perhaps a deep

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  • Edward Kennedy — Expert on Science?

    By on April 5, 2002

    In the March 21st, 2002, edition of The Washington Times , Sen. Edward Kennedy takes exception to Sen. Rick Santorum’s March 14 Commentary piece, “Illiberal Education in Ohio Schools” .  Santorum, who supports intelligent design, argues that Ohio public schools should be open to teaching it. Kennedy, who has publicly supported the teaching of alternate scientific theories when there is

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