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Law, Darwinism, and Public Education

Legal scholar and former Discovery Fellow Francis J. Beckwith recounts the legal history of court battles over the teaching of biological origins. Though many thought that the landmark Supreme Court case Edwards v. Aguillard would permanently settle these questions by ruling creationism unconstitutional, Beckwith observes that intelligent design poses a new challenge to legal scholars. Beckwith, who has published about Read More ›

The Scientific Status of Intelligent Design

Editors Note: This article appeared in a collection of essays published in 2002 entitled Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius). “The Scientific Status of Intelligent Design” addresses a series of methodological or philosophical objections that have been lodged against the theory of intelligent design, including the claim that the theory of intelligent design is not testable. Since Read More ›