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Biology and Intelligent Design -- They Really Do Speak Different Languages

Dr. Abby Hafer, Curry College

Intelligent Design (ID) claims to be science. When you read papers by ID authors, they often use scientific-sounding language. However, the papers often seem to rely too heavily on argumentation and lack the use of, or even reference to, data. In this talk, I quantify this problem in a carefully dispassionate way and come up with some very interesting results. I also discuss the Discovery Institute's fundamental antipathy to science, as revealed by the Wedge document.

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  • John

    Besides disagreeing with the advocacy of Intelligent Design, I would have preferred we find a way to keep politics out of education. Vouchers ???. Since there is no standard for the franchise we will not escape some ugly results as long as we allow politicians to have a hand in the education of children.

    October 27, 2013

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