Intelligent Design Creationism

Review: The Cell's Design

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
 
Volume: 29
Year: 2009
Issue: 4
Date: July–August
Page(s): 36–37
Reviewer: Frank Steiner
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Work under Review
Title: The Cell's Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator's Artistry

Review: The Design Inference

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
 
Volume: 19
Year: 1999
Issue: 2
Date: March–April
Page(s): 32–35
Reviewer: Wesley R Elsberry
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Work under Review
Title: The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities

Review: The Wedge of Truth

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
 
Volume: 20
Year: 2000
Issue: 6
Date: November–December
Page(s): 11–13
Reviewer: John F Haught
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Work under Review
Title: The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism

Review: Darwin's Nemesis

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
 
Volume: 26
Year: 2006
Issue: 6
Date: November–December
Page(s): 30–33
Reviewer: Lawrence S Lerner
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Work under Review
Title: Darwin's Nemesis

Review: Developing a Christian Worldview of Science and Evolution

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
 
Volume: 24
Year: 2004
Issue: 3–4
Date: May-August
Page(s): 32–34
Reviewer: Andrew J Petto, University of Wisconsin
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Review: The Darwin Myth

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
 
Volume: 29
Year: 2009
Issue: 5
Date: September–October
Page(s): 42–43
Reviewer: Sander Gliboff
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Work under Review
Title: The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin

Review: The Panda's Black Box

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
Volume: 30
Year: 2010
Issue: 5
Date: September-October
Page(s): 37–38
Reviewer: Glenn Sanford
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The Foundation for Thought and Ethics

Readers of NCSE Reports know that a new creationist book, Of Pandas and People, is making the rounds. Scott Brande has described the efforts of Haughton Publishing Co. to get Pandas adopted in Alabama as a supplementary text (NCSE Reports 9(6):5 and 10(1):8). Pandas presents the "intelligent design" version of the origin of species in an attractive wrapper without any explicit sign of religious creationism (see review, NCSE Reports 10(1):16).

New Creationist Book On the Way

The Texas-based Foundation for Thought and Ethics (FTE) has been looking for two years or so (to our knowledge) for a publisher for a supplemental textbook for public school science classes. FTE’s goal is "to help restore freedom of choice to young people in the classroom, especially as it relates to matters of religion and conscience." Creationist-watchers will recognize this as a term of art for getting sectarian religious views into the classroom. Their supplementary book, originally entitled Biology and Origins, looks like it is going to finally get published.

Review: Of Pandas and People

Of Pandas and People (hereafter Pandas) exemplifies the new creationism, which conceals its theological underpinnings better than the old Institute for Creation Research variety. Here, the Creator is cloaked in the euphemism "intelligent design." Like traditional creationist works, this book is laden with misstatements, misunderstandings, or incomplete descriptions of evolution, and the errors and omissions always favor "intelligent design." This review will describe only a few of its errors.