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by Jeff Otto with Andrew Petto
Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, was the site of another "Intelligent Design" conference held on June 22-24, 2000. Under the rubric "Design and Its Critics" (DAIC), the conference brought together the leading lights of the "Intelligent Design" (ID) movement with several critics from a variety of disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. There was a variety of plenary and concurrent sessions throughout the weekend, so we are able to present only the highlights of the conference.
The publications listed in the Bibliography
Respondents to NCSE's questionnaire are in boldface.
by Eugenie C. ScottTower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism
by Robert T. Pennock
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 1999, $35.
by Eugenie C. Scott
by Eugenie C. ScottMany — if not most — Americans think of the creation and evolution controversy as a dichotomy with "creationists" on one side, and "evolutionists" on the other. This assumption all too often leads to the unfortunate conclusion that because creationists are believers in God, that evolutionists must be atheists. The true situation is much more complicated: creationism comes in many forms, and not all of them reject evolution.
by George S. BakkenIt is not commonly known that Charles Darwin intended to become a clergyman when he studied at Cambridge, or that the Church of England honored him with burial in Westminster Abbey near Isaac Newton. Many scientists hold strong religious beliefs, but read the Genesis account of creation as did Isaac Newton in his 1681 letter to Thomas Burnett:
As to Moses ... he described realities in a language artificially adapted to ye sense of ye vulgar....
Brief History of Creationism -- From the Middle Ages to "Creation Science"
by William Thwaites
Early HistoryAt the end of the Middle Ages, European tradition held that all of the Earth´s inhabitants had been created by God in one place, the Garden of Eden, soon after the formation of the earth. But as the scientific revolution began to unfold some 400 years ago, naturalists started to catalog fossils according to the layers in which they were found. Soon a very unexpected and troubling pattern emerged.