Creationisms Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Paperback | May 30, 2007

byBarbara Forrest, Paul R. Gross

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This carefully documented expose of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement contributed to the stunning victory in Federal court of eleven Dover, PA, parents who recognized ID's threat to public education and religious freedom. Now in paperback, here is Forrest and Gross's influential workdocumenting the continuity of intelligent design with traditional creationism. The new text updates ID initiatives in Kansas and Ohio and the movement's shifting strategies in an attempt to remain viable after its legal undoing in federal court. Anyone who values science and the benefits of life in an enlightened society should know about the Wedge's political, cultural, and religious ambitions. With a new foreword by Barry Lynn, this updated edition is an essential guide to ID's continuing threat to public education and the separation ofchurch and state. It is the book to turn to for an inside look at the claims and operations of the ID movement, the most recent manifestation of American creationism.

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This carefully documented expose of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement contributed to the stunning victory in Federal court of eleven Dover, PA, parents who recognized ID's threat to public education and religious freedom. Now in paperback, here is Forrest and Gross's influential workdocumenting the continuity of intelligent design ...

Barbara Forrest is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University. She was a key witness for the prosecution in the recent highly publicized trial in Pennsylvania, where the judge banned the teaching of Intelligent Design in science classrooms. Paul R. Gross is Universit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:May 30, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195319737

ISBN - 13:9780195319736

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. How the Wedge Began2. The Wedge Document: A Design for Design3. Searching for Science4. Paleontology Lite and Copernican Discoveries5. A Conspiracy Hunter and a Newton6. Everything Except Science I7. Everything Except Science II8. Wedging Into Power Politics9. Religion First - and Last

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"Read an account of the history of Intelligent Design and of the Discovery Institute...You can find a gold mine in Creationism's Trojan Horse"--Phi Delta Kappan