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Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life's Origin, New York Times, September 27, 2007

Dr. Dawkins and other scientists who agreed to be interviewed say they are surprised - and in some cases, angered - to find themselves not in "Crossroads" but in a film with a new name and one that makes the case for intelligent design, an ideological cousin of creationism.

New ID Book Full of Holes, Talk To Action, June 7, 2007

More Lessons from Dover, Talk To Action, January 29, 2007

Intelligent Design Cabal: A Little Too Clever, Talk To Action, December 27, 2006

"The plan is straightforward: use intelligent design as a wedge to undermine evolution with scientific-sounding arguments and thereby advance a conservative religious-political agenda." more

Intelligent Design in Ohio and Michigan, Talk To Action, September 24, 2006

Intelligent Design: Creationism's Trojan Horse, Americans United, February, 2005

Creationists Plan "Sneak" Monday Attack On Ohio School Science Curriculum, Talk To Action, September 7, 2006

Americans United Lauds Ohio Board For Correcting Science Standards, February 15, 2006

Ohio Expected to Rein In Class Linked to Intelligent Design, - NY Times, February 14, 2006

In 'Design' vs. Darwinism, Darwin Wins Point in Rome, New York Times, January 19, 2006

California Parents File Suit Over Origins of Life Course, New York Times, January 11, 2005

Know Your Intelligent Design Creationists: Phillip Johnson, Dailykos, January 7, 2005

Southern Baptists and Intelligent Design, Talk To Action, December 23, 2005

Evidence for ID by January?, Talk To Action, December 23, 2005

Schools Nationwide Study Impact of Evolution Ruling, New York Times, December 22, 2005

Advocates of 'Intelligent Design' Vow to Continue Despite Ruling, Washington Post, December 22, 2005

Judge Rules Against Pa. Biology Curriculum, Associated Press, December 20, 2005

Excerpts From 'Intelligent Design' Ruling, Associated Press, December 20, 2005

For a more in-depth look into the 139 page decision on Intelligent Design, go to the National Center for Science Education site.

Americans United, Federal Court Ruling Against 'Intelligent Design' In Public Schools, December 20, 2005

Intelligent Design Might Be Meeting Its Maker, New York Times, December 4, 2005

Statement by KU Provost About Religious Studies Course on Intelligent Design, Kansas City InfoZine, November 23, 2005

Kansas University Fights Back, Talk To Action, November 23, 2005

College course seeks to debunk intelligent design Proposed religion class labels creationism as 'mythology' CNN, November 22, 2005

Intelligent design backers criticize KU course title, Kansas City Star, November 23, 2005

Vatican Official Refutes Intelligent Design, Yahoo, November 18, 2005

Intelligent Religion, Are science and faith really incompatible? Sojourners, December, 2005

Intelligent Design in American Classrooms, National Public Radio, November 14, 2005

A Decisive Election in a Town Roiled Over Intelligent Design, New York Times, November 10, 2005

Kansas Education Board First to Back 'Intelligent Design', Washington Post, November 9, 2005

Evolution Slate Outpolls Rivals, New York Times, November 9, 2005

In Intelligent Design Case, a Cause in Search of a Lawsuit, New York Times, November 4, 2005

In forthright speech, Rawlings calls on Cornell to address 'invasion of science by intelligent design,' Cornell Chronicle, October 21, 2005

Expert Witness Sees Evidence in Nature for Intelligent Design, New York Times, October 18, 2005

In Pennsylvania, It Was Religion vs. Science, Pastor vs. Ph.D., Evolution vs. the Half-Fish, New York Times, October 2, 2005

Evolution Lawsuit Opens in Pennsylvania, New York Times, September 27, 2005

A Web of Faith, Law and Science in Evolution Suit, The New York Times, September 26, 2005

Evolution Debate Heads to PA Court, The Associated Press, September 26, 2005

In Evolution Debate, Creationists Are Breaking New Ground, Washington Post, September 25, 2005

Utah Officials Reject 'Intelligent Design', Americans United, September 7, 2005

Intelligent Design Has No Place in the Science Curriculum, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2, 2005

Show Me the Science, New York Times, August 28, 2005

From a former scientist at the Discovery Institute:

"When I joined I didn't think they were about bashing evolution. It's pseudo-science, at best ... What they're doing is instigating a conflict between science and religion." Seattle Times, August 24, 2005

Scientists Speak Up on Mix of God and Science, New York Times, August 23, 2005

In Explaining Life's Complexity, Darwinists and Doubters Clash, New York Times, August 22, 2005

unintelligent debate over intelligent design, First Amendment Center, August 21, 2005

Politicized Scholars Put Evolution on the Defensive, New York Times, August 21, 2005

Frist Urges 2 Teachings on Life Origin, The New York Times, August 20, 2005

Intelligent Design and the Smithsonian, The New York Times, August 20, 2005

Inferior Design, The American Prospect, August 10, 2005

The Bible as Elective Course in Public Schools, The Panda's Thumb, August, 2005

Reply to the Texas "Freedom" Network's proposed curriculum by Terry Murray, August, 2005

Santorum changes his mind on 'intelligent design', Dailykos, August 6, 2005

Design for Confusion, Krugman, New York Times, August 5, 2005

But Is It Intelligent? Washington Post, August 4, 2005

Bush Remarks Roil Debate on Teaching of Evolution, New York Times, August 3, 2005

President Bush's Backing of Intelligent Design Applauded By the Thomas More Law Center, August 3, 2005

DEVOLUTION, Why Intelligent Design Isn't, The New Yorker, May 30, 2005

The school board of Dover, PA mandated teaching ID along with evolution. This very fine and thorough article on the subject, from, January 10, 2005, is well worth reading.

The Texas Board of Education has been under intense pressure to include Intelligent Design in its biology textbooks. As the second most populous state in the union, that decision would effect textbooks that are used in many other states.

ID proponents have been active in other states as well. The New Mexico state board was under pressure to adopt ID, but they resisted and voted to emphasize evolution, but not ID.

Two Michigan state legislators are supporting a law to allow ID to be taught alongside evolution in the state's science classes.

Intelligent Design's Creator, Phillip Johnson, SFGate, December 12, 2004

From the York Daily Record, October 19, 2004:

The Dover Area School Board voted to add "Intelligent Design Theory" to the district's biology curriculum Monday evening just two weeks after Supt. Richard Nilsen assured former board member Lonnie Langione that wouldn't happen.

From the New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 2004:

A Pennsylvania school district Friday defended its decision to discount Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and teach what critics say is a version of creationism.

Smithsonian to Screen a Movie That Makes a Case Against Evolution, New York Times, May 28, 2005

Smithsonian Distances Itself From Controversial Film, Washington Post, June 2, 2005 (Now it will play the film, but for free.)

To read a rebuttal of ID's arguments, click here.

Last updated: September-2007