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The Big Tent and the Camel's Nose

Title: 
The Big Tent and the Camel's Nose
Author(s): 
Eugenie C. Scott, NCSE Executive Director
Issue: 
1–2
Reprinted with changes in RNCSE 21:2, originally from
Metanexus: The Online Forum on Religion and Science
[In January 2001, "intelligent design" creationist William Dembski, author of
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January–April
Page(s): 
39–41
About the Author(s): 
Eugenie C Scott
NCSE
PO Box 9477
Berkeley CA 94709-0477
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Critique: "Of Pandas and People"

Of Pandas and People, the foundational work of the 'Intelligent Design' movement

by Nick Matzke

The creationist textbook Of Pandas and People was published in 1989 (second edition, 1993). This was the first book to frequently use now-common buzzwords such as "intelligent design," "design proponents," and "design theory." As such, Pandas represents the beginning of the modern "intelligent design" movement.

Evolving Banners at the Discovery Institute

The original banner of the Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture — the institutional home of "intelligent design" creationism — featured the familiar picture from the Sistine Chapel of God touching Adam:

"Intelligent Design" Not Accepted by Most Scientists

Reprinted with permission from School Board News, Aug. 13, 2002. Copyright 2002. National School Boards Association. All rights reserved.

by Eugenie C. Scott and Glenn Branch

This spring, a subcommittee of the Ohio Board of Education charged with supervising the preparation of the state's science education standards was petitioned by a citizens' group to include "intelligent design" (ID) along with evolution. As ID becomes better known, other state and local school boards might face similar requests.

Design and Its Critics: Yet Another ID Conference

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.

Darwin Prosecuted: Review of Johnson's Darwin on Trial

Year: 
1993
Number: 
2
Quarter: 
Winter
Page(s): 
36–47
Reviewer: 
Eugenie C. Scott
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Title: 
Darwin on Trial
Author(s): 
Phillip E. Johnson
Phillip Johnson is a professor at the University of California's prestigious Boalt Hall School of Law, and until the publication of Darwin on Trial was unknown as an evolution-basher. This book certainly establishes his credentials, however, and we will have Phillip Johnson to kick us around for a long time.
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Review Article: Darwin on Trial, by Phillip Johnson

Year: 
1992
Number: 
2
Quarter: 
Winter
Page(s): 
47–56
Reviewer: 
Eugenie C Scott and Thomas C Sager, Esq.
This version might differ slightly from the print publication.
Title: 
Darwin on Trial
Author(s): 
Phillip E. Johnson
The supposed virtues of looking at evolutionary biology through the eyes of a legal scholar shows up frequently in newspaper reporter's discussions of Darwin on Trial. But why should we assume lawyers would have a special insight into evolution, or science in general?

Washington: Regnery Gateway Publishing Co., 1991.
Dawkins, Richard
1986. The Blind Watchmaker. NY: W. W. Norton and Company.

Gould, S.J.
1990. An earful of jaw. Natural History. March, p. 12 ff

Johnson, Phillip E.
1992. Darwinism and Theism. Address delivered at symposium, "Darwinism: Scientific Inference or Philosophical Preference," sponsored by the Foundation for Thought and Ethics. Dallas, TX, March 26-28, 1992.

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