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Forum on "Intelligent Design" held at the American Museum of Natural History (April 23, 2002)

Forum on "Intelligent Design" held at the American Museum of Natural History (April 23, 2002)

This is a transcript of a forum held at the American Museum of Natural History on the idea of "Intelligent Design". The featured speakers were Dr. William Dembski and Dr. Michael Behe as proponents of the idea of "Intelligent Design" and Dr. Robert Pennock and Dr. Kenneth Miller as critics of the idea. The program was moderated by Dr. Eugenie Scott. Throughout the transcript each speaker is identified by their initials.

Primary sources

Primary sources relating to the publication of Of Pandas and People are available at links below.

The "Grill the ID Guys" Event at Biola

Title: 
The "Grill the ID Guys" Event at Biola, or, "We may not know where we're going, but we're certainly not going away"
Author(s): 
Robert Camp
Issue: 
3
On the way to the "Intelligent Design Under Fire" event (also referred to as "Grill the ID Guys") at Biola University, my wife asked me what she should expect.
Year: 
2006
Date: 
May–June
Page(s): 
4–6
About the Author(s): 
Robert Camp
c/o NCSE
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Berkeley CA 94709-0477
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A Victory over "Intelligent Design" in Oklahoma

Title: 
A Victory over "Intelligent Design" in Oklahoma
Author(s): 
Daniel Dickson-LaPrade
Issue: 
5–6
I first heard that William Dembski was going to visit the University of Oklahoma quite by accident from one of my technical writing students. I was astonished. People still pay the honoraria of "intelligent design" (ID) advocates even after Kitzmiller v Dover? Apparently, they do, and after two phone calls I found out who was doing the paying: Trinity Baptist Church.
Year: 
2007
Date: 
September-December
Page(s): 
7-8
About the Author(s): 
Daniel Dickson-LaPrade
dicksonlaprade@ou.edu

Daniel Dickson-LaPrade is an adjunct technical writing instructor with the University of Oklahoma. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in English, both from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife and two children.
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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.

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