Wedging Creationism into the Academy

Forrest, Barbara; Branch, Glenn
January 2005
Academe;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p36
Discusses the quest for academic legitimacy for the intelligent design theory. Highlights of several conferences on intelligent design held by its proponents, including William Dembski, directors of the Michael Polanyi Center at Baylor University in Waco, Texas; Culture wars on the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design; Use of academic credentials and affiliations by intelligent design proponents in promoting the concept; Results of a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati's Internet Public Opinion Laboratory in Ohio regarding scientific evidence for intelligent design.


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