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Intelligent Design

I recently attended a gathering at which an evolutionary biologist – a distinguished professor at South Carolina’s flagship university – offered his observations and answered questions from the audience following a video presentation sponsored by the National Center for Science Education. The subject of the event was exposing the flawed attempt, these days, on the […] Read More

Half a dozen state legislatures have taken up anti-evolution bills this year. In Tennessee, House Bill 368 passed the House Education Committee. That bill would permit public school teachers to discuss intelligent design and creationism in science classes. On the Senate side, the sponsor of S.B. 893, state Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson), told the Tennessean, […] Read More

Over the last eight years there have been many points at which I have disagreed with President Bush. And there have been some points where I have agreed with him. His comments about God and evolution on “Nightline” in December were one of those places where I agree with him. Here’s what the President said: […] Read More

A school board in Ohio is holding a hearing examining claims that an eighth-grade science teacher kept a Bible on his desk, taught creationism and burned crosses on students’ arms. A third-grader teacher in California is being investigated for criticizing evolution, informing her students that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny do not exist, and […] Read More

As fall approaches, along with back-to-school sales and tax-free holidays, expect more controversies about intelligent design, warns a Texas organization that monitors science teaching standards in public schools. The Texas Freedom Network said Saturday it expects the Seattle-based Discovery Institute to push creationism under the guise of “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution in the State […] Read More

A Texas-sized battle is brewing within the State Board of Education over what must be included in public-school textbooks. Recently the 15-member board split over state’s English, language arts and reading curriculum standards, a debate that included charges of censorship of books. A decision due this November about science standards is expected to be even […] Read More

An international group of scientists and theologians has issued a strong rebuke of “intelligent design,” a theory that has gained ground with conservative Christians, especially in the United States. “We believe that intelligent design is neither sound science nor good theology,” the International Society for Science and Religion said in a statement last week. Established […] Read More

At a news conference in November 2005, Cardinal Paul Poupard, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, defended Darwin’s theory of evolution over and against Intelligent Design. “The fundamentalists want to give a scientific meaning to words that had no scientific aim,” he said. The real message of Genesis is to teach us that “the […] Read More

Don’t expect restaurant lines to rival Easter or Mother’s Day anytime soon, but more than 600 congregations last Sunday indicated plans to participate in Evolution Sunday, commemorating the 198th birthday of “On the Origin of Species” author Charles Darwin. Alliance of Baptists-affiliated Cross Creek Community Church in Dayton, Ohio, observed Evolution Sunday the first time […] Read More

A year after coming to lead a highly touted center for science and theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, intelligent design advocate William Dembski is reportedly leaving to accept a teaching post at another Southern Baptist Convention seminary. Baptist Press reported Wednesday that trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns […] Read More