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p. 815. Creationism and Intelligent Designlocked

  • Thomas Dixon

Abstract

‘Creationism and Intelligent Design’ examines why the movement promoting ‘Intelligent Design’ or ‘ID’ has become as popular as it has within certain sectors of American society. The movement challenges the neo-Darwinian theory that all forms of life have evolved through the processes of genetic variation, heredity, and natural selection. The ID movement is the latest in a series of attempts by a broadly conservative and Christian constituency in the United States to have religiously motivated anti-evolutionary ideas taught in the public schools. The debate about evolution and ID is a conflict not primarily between science and religion but between different views about who should control education.

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