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  • Intelligent design’s long march to nowhere

    12/05/2005 4:06:56 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 874 replies · 11,559+ views
    Science & Theology News ^ | 05 December 2005 | Karl Giberson
    The leaders of the intelligent design movement are once again holding court in America, defending themselves against charges that ID is not science. One of the expert witnesses is Michael Behe, author of the ID movement’s seminal volume Darwin’s Black Box. Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, testified about the scientific character of ID in Kitzmiller v. Dover School District, the court case of eight families suing the school district and the school board in Dover, Pa., for mandating the teaching of intelligent design. Under cross-examination, Behe made many interesting comparisons between ID and the big-bang theory —...
  • Intelligent Design Might Be Meeting Its Maker

    12/03/2005 5:28:45 PM PST · by Right Wing Professor · 1,059 replies · 9,892+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 4, 2005 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    TO read the headlines, intelligent design as a challenge to evolution seems to be building momentum. ... Behind the headlines, however, intelligent design as a field of inquiry is failing to gain the traction its supporters had hoped for. It has gained little support among the academics who should have been its natural allies. And if the intelligent design proponents lose the case in Dover, there could be serious consequences for the movement's credibility. On college campuses, the movement's theorists are academic pariahs, publicly denounced by their own colleagues. Design proponents have published few papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.