Barbara Forrest

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Methodological Naturalism and Philosophical Naturalism: Clarifying the Connection (2000)

Forrest argues that philosophical (or metaphysical) naturalism is supported by (1) the demonstrated success of methodological naturalism; (2) the massive amount of knowledge gained by methodological naturalism; (3) the lack of a method or epistemology for knowing the supernatural; and (4) the subsequent lack of evidence for the supernatural.

The Newest Evolution of Creationism (2002) (Off Site)

Forrest argues that intelligent design creationism is an attempt to ground social institutions in evangelical religion, allowing proponents to align with more literalist creationists in "defeating naturalism and its consequences," and to transform science itself in a theistic endeavor designed to promote faith rather than science.

The Wedge at Work: How Intelligent Design Creationism Is Wedging Its Way into the Cultural and Academic Mainstream (2001)

This essay by Barbara Forrest, of Southeastern Louisiana University, analyzes the political and religious currents within the Intelligent Design movement.