Monday, September 10, 2007

Irreducible complexity Specified complexity Fine-tuned universe Intelligent designer Theistic realism
Timeline Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Wedge strategy Critical Analysis of Evolution Teach the Controversy Intelligent design in politics Santorum Amendment
Jewish · Roman Catholic Scientific organizations
History of creationism Neo-creationism Day-age creationism Gap creationism Old Earth creationism Progressive creationism Theistic evolution Young Earth creationism Hindu · Islamic · Jewish Deist · Pandeist
Creation in Genesis Genesis as an allegory Framework interpretation Omphalos hypothesis Baraminology Flood geologyIntelligent design Intelligent design Politics of creationism Public education History Teach the Controversy Associated articles Intelligent design is the claim that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection." In describing the dangers posed to education by teaching creationism, it described intelligent design as "anti-science" and involving "blatant scientific fraud" and "intellectual deception" that "blurs the nature, objectives and limits of science."

Can intelligent design be defined as science?
If so, does the evidence support it and related explanations of the history of life on Earth?
If the answer to either question is negative, is the teaching of such explanations appropriate and legal in public education, specifically in science classes?
Parsimonious (sparing in proposed entities or explanations, see Occam's Razor)
Useful (describes, explains and predicts observable phenomena)
Empirically testable and falsifiable (see Falsifiability)
Based on multiple observations, often in the form of controlled, repeated experiments
Correctable and dynamic (changes are made as new data are discovered)
Progressive (achieves all that previous theories have and more)
Provisional or tentative (admits that it might not be correct rather than asserting certainty)
The theoretical underpinnings of the methods must yield testable predictions by means of which the theory could be falsified.
The methods should preferably be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
There should be a known rate of error that can be used in evaluating the results.
The methods should be generally accepted within the relevant scientific community.
There is a gap in scientific knowledge.
The gap is filled with acts of God (or Intelligent designer) and therefore proves the existence of God (or Intelligent designer).
Argument from evolution
Argument from poor design
Clockmaker hypothesis
Cosmological argument
Creation science
Evolution and the Roman Catholic Church
False analogy
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Intelligent design movement
Intelligent falling
Junk science
List of scientific societies rejecting intelligent design
List of works on intelligent design
Natural theology
Omphalos (theology)
Project Steve
Santorum Amendment
Teach the Controversy
Teleological argument
Timeline of intelligent design
Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District et al.
Humes, Edward (2007), Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul, USA: Harper Collins
Forrest, Barbara (2004), Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design, USA: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195157420
Access Research Network
Design Inference: The website of William A. Dembski
Discovery Institute, Center for Science and Culture (Hub of the intelligent design movement) Discovery Institute website tracking media coverage of intelligent design.
ID The Future A multiple contributor weblog by Discovery Institute fellows.
Intelligent Design Network A nonprofit organization in Kansas to promote intelligent design
International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design (ISCID)
Uncommon Descent William Dembski's blog
ACLU site on Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design? special feature in the Natural History Magazine
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Design Arguments for the Existence of God
National Center for Science Education articles and other resources about Intelligent Design
Resolution from the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences Second Edition (1999)
Talk Origins Archive (Archive of a UseNet discussion group)
139 page in-depth analysis of intelligent design, irreducible complexity, and the book "Of Pandas and People" by the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District judge
Kitzmiller: An Intelligent Ruling on 'Intelligent Design', JURIST
ID and Creationism
The Design Argument Elliot Sober, 2004.
Short discussion on Natural Knowledge and Natural Design as a contrast to Intelligent Design by Richard Dawkins
Discovery's Creation An overview of the origin of the intelligent design movement. (Seattle Weekly)
Intelligent Design vs. Evolution debate between paleontologist Peter Ward and Stephen Meyer co-founder of the Discovery Institute
Intelligent Design Deja Vu What would "intelligent design" science classes look like? All we have to do is look inside some 19th-century textbooks. (Washington Post)
How the media have covered ID (Columbia Journalism Review)
Judge Rules Against Pa. Biology Curriculum (Associated Press)
Banned in biology class: intelligent design (Christian Science Monitor)
Devolution (The New Yorker)
The Evolution Debate (The New York Times)
Debating Evolution in the Classroom (NPR)
Darwin Victorious (TIME)
Intelligent Design: Scientific Inquiry or Religious Indoctrination? (Justice Talking)
Intelligent Judging — Evolution in the Classroom and the Courtroom (New England Journal of Medicine)
Language: Neo-creo: backlash to 'intelligent design' (International Herald Tribune)
Who Owns Intelligent Design? (American Institute of Graphic Arts)

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