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The essay addresses why 'Intelligent Design' (ID) does not qualify as science, and why the distinction between science and ID matters. Furthermore, it discusses the anti-evolution undercurrent that characterizes ID politics. ID proponents give the impression that evolutionary theory is somehow faulty or incomplete, that educators are bound to "teach the controversy" or give alternate explanations for biological diversity, in the interests of academic freedom. Some of this stems from misinformation or misunderstanding of evolution and evolutionary theory, but much is motivated by religious belief, which brings the issue into the arena of constitutional law.
©2005 Wendy Olson
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"Science and Design: A Personal Essay,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 1:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol1/iss1/5