Argument to Design: Related Links
Atheistic Teleological Arguments [Index]
From the II Modern Library.
Boston Review: Articles on Evolution [Index] (Off Site)
Critiques, responses to critiques, and responses to responses, from Dennett to Behe to Orr.
Design in God’s Creation (Off Site)
This online creationist resource from the U.K. features ?? items such as “Creation by Design vs. Evolution by Chance,” “Darwin’s Black Box,” all with the suspected dosage of selective quote-mongering such as ” ” . Site sponsored by the Biblical Creation Society, a “Christian society that advances and defends the Biblical teaching on creation.”
Discovery Institute (Off Site)
Promoters of “intelligent design” and champions of the movement to teach creationism in the science classroom. The “intelligent design” movement is spearheaded by Discovery’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture (CRSC). Fellows of the CRSC include Behe, Dembski, et. al.; CRSC’s Wedge Strategy outlines the lofty scheme to “overthrow materialism and its cultural legacies.”
Evolution and Chance FAQ (Off Site)
“Two matters that critics of evolutionary theory can be relied upon to misunderstand are the notions of chance or randomness in evolution. These essays address them.” From Talk.Origins, the Usenet newsgroup devoted to debate on biological and physical origins.
Fossil Hominids [Index] (Off Site)
From Talk.Origins, an excellent index of pages “intended to refute creationist claims that there is no evidence for human evolution”. Current thinking about human evolution and the fossil evidence is summarized here, as well as rebuttals to traditional creationist arguments.
Intelligent Design (Off Site)
A collection of “scholarly and popular” resources advocating the Argument to Design. This site is published by Leadership U and is part of the Telling the Truth Project, an Internet-based strategy of the Christian Leadership Ministries designed to aggregate the “best of Christian scholarship” and “propel it to a global audience.” Features Mere Creation,” the site for the 1996 conference at Biola University which heralded the union of “scientists and scholars who reject naturalism as an adequate framework for doing science, and who advocate a common vision of creation whose unifying idea is intelligent design.”
Molecular Machines and Irreducible Complexity (Off Site)
A collection of Michael Behe resources, brought to you by the Access Research Network. ARN, a non-profit organization “dedicated to providing accessible information on science, technology and society,” showcases articles by “prominent authors of the Intelligent Design Movement” such as Behe, Johnson, Hartwig, and Denton. For a good chuckle, see Dembski’s An Analysis of Homer Simpson and Stephen Jay Gould.
Phillip E. Johnson Page (Off Site)
Features the works of the prominent anti-Darwinist, law professor (U. California, Berkeley), and author of Darwin on Trial.
Religion in the Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law (Off Site)
Drafted by a wide range of religious groups in an effort to “find common ground.”
Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences (Off Site)
The Academy’s official view on the teaching of creationism alongside evolution in the science classroom: “The tenets of ‘creation science’ are not supported by scientific evidence. . . . Creationism has no place in a science curriculum at any level. . . . ” This is an essential tool for “anyone with an interest in the quality of science education.” Booklet is an updated reissue of the 1984 edition.
Stenger Page (Off Site)
Home page of Victor J. Stenger, Professor of Physics, U. Hawaii at Manoa. Articles on the anthropic coincidences as well as essays and reviews on cosmology, the undesigned origin of the universe, and more.
Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science (Off Site)
A National Academy of Sciences booklet published in 1998 in an effort to “counter widespread misunderstandings about evolution and the conviction that creationism should be taught in science classes.” An excellent guide for teachers as well as parents. See the Appendices for relevant court decisions regarding evolution and creationism issues.
The World of Richard Dawkins: Evolution, Science, and Reason (Off Site)
An unofficial website devoted to Dawkins’ work. Also an excellent resource for the latest in scientific research and new discoveries, “with a focus on evolution and biology.”