The Religion & Culture Web Forum
Intelligent Design and Evolution in Conflict
This month, the Web Forum presents a conversation on the issues raised by proponents of "intelligent design," a theory of the origins and development of the universe which holds that the intricacies of the natural world are better explained by the existence of a designer than by the random processes postulated by Darwinism. Opponents of intelligent design see it as an attempt to bring religious modes of thinking into scientific discourse under the guise of rational argument. Both sides, from a variety of perspectives, have been developed in a series of recent Sightings essays. These essays are reproduced here as part of this month's Religion and Culture Web Forum and will be supplemented by further comment from the authors, invited respondents, and the readership during the month.
The essays are:
Evolving Debates by Darren M. Henson
Designs of the Times by Richard A. Rosengarten
Debating Darwin by Walter H. Mees, Jr.
Further comment from authors and invited respondants may be found in the archived discussion board for this Forum (pdf).
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