Friday, October 14, 2005


Q: Why is the Religious Right pushing for the teaching of intelligent design in public schools?

A: "Religious Right leaders view intelligent design as a stepping stone to the introduction of full-blown creationism and religion into public schools," says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "Phillip Johnson, one of the main proponents of intelligent design, pioneered a strategy called the Wedge in which ID is a vehicle to get people thinking about religion. He argues that by moving the debate from evolution vs. creationism to the question of God’s existence, people will be ready to be introduced to the truth of the Bible, the question of sin, and ultimately Jesus. Proponents of intelligent design are no different than other creationists who want to preach a religious message to students."

For more information on the Dover intelligent design trail, visit the Americans United for Separation of Church and State website which featurs a wide range of resources in it's "Intelligent Design on Trial" section.


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