TITLE

# Why Intelligent Design is replacing the Theory of Evolution

AUTHOR(S)
Wishart, Ian
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Investigate;Oct2005, Vol. 5 Issue 57, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on an article by Chris Barton on Intelligent Design theory. Description of the evidence of Intelligent Design in Barton's article; Remarks on the principle of physics; Basis of Intelligent Design perspective; Evidence for the anthropic principle.
ACCESSION #
18420302

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