Responses to Critics

Have arguments for intelligent design in nature been refuted? Is evidence for modern Darwinian theory so overwhelming that no reasonable person can question it? Has science refuted faith? Scientists and scholars affiliated with the Center for Science and Culture have inspired worldwide discussion on these questions by proposing that we can detect evidence of intelligent design in nature, by critiquing the deficiencies of modern Darwinian theory, and by challenging such abuses of science as “Social Darwinism” and the misguided claim that science is opposed to faith. We value open and honest debate, and we are not offended when people criticize our views. That’s a healthy part of a free society. We only ask that people be open-minded enough to hear what we are saying as well as our critics. Perhaps you’ve read or heard about a criticism of something one of our Fellows has written. If so, we invite you to continue to your investigation by exploring how we have responded.

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Science Debates

Responses to Criticisms of Irreducible Complexity
Responses to Criticisms of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence of Intelligent Design
Responses to Criticisms of Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
Responses to Criticisms of The Edge of Evolution
Responses to Criticisms of Explore Evolution: The Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism
Responses to Criticisms of Icons of Evolution

Cultural and Public Policy Debates

Responses to the Kitzmiller v. Dover Intelligent Design Decision
Responses to False Claims about the “Wedge Document” and Phony Charges of “Theocracy”
Responses to Criticisms of the Documentary “Expelled”

Responses to Films and Documentaries

Response to “The Revisionaries” (2012)
Responses to Criticism of “Expelled” (2008)
Responses to PBS “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial” (2007)
Responses to “Flock of Dodos” (2006)
Responses to PBS “Evolution” Series (2001)