TITLE

DOUBTING DARWIN

AUTHOR(S)
Adler, Jerry; Gegax, T. Trent; Raymond, Joan; Sieder, Jill; Reno, Jamie; Skipp, Catharine
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Newsweek;2/7/2005, Vol. 145 Issue 6, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines a controversial new theory called "intelligent design" (ID) which asserts a supernatural agent was at work in the evolution of man. Background on the case in Dover, Pennsylvania, where the school board voted to inform students of alternatives to Darwin's theory; Background on ID, a critique of evolution couched in the language of science; Debate between evolutionists and proponents of ID; Views of law experts Vic Walczak and Edward Larson; Influence of Phillip Johnson's "Darwin on Trial," which seeks to overturn to of the central precepts of evolution, universal common descent and natural selection; Observation that ID has nothing to say on the identity of the designer; Difficult existential questions raised by evolution. INSET: MANDATES AND MONKEY TRIALS.
ACCESSION #
15871756

 

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