TITLE

The science in the intelligent design debate: teach it like it is

AUTHOR(S)
Bateman, Philip W.; Moran-Ellis, Jo
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
South African Journal of Science;Jul2007, Vol. 103 Issue 7/8, p271
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
INTELLIGENT DESIGN,THE NEW INCARNATION of creationism, is appearing in schools and universities across the world. The stock response by scientists seems to be: 'It is not science'. What proponents of intelligent design and irreducible complexity have managed to do, however, is introduce enough of the scientific method into their arguments to make this stock response untenable.We argue that, in South Africa, students of biology are conflicted and confused over this issue and the reconciliation of their religious and scientific beliefs, and therefore need to learn about it in such a way that they are fully cognisant of what science and the scientific method is. In this way they can fully understand the weaknesses of the intelligent design position from a scientific point of view.
ACCESSION #
27746454

 

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