This essay focuses on the ID movements principal scientific claim and the
rhetorical strategies employed to support it. I have also expressed concern for
some of the religious and theological implications of IDs concept of divine
creative action. For examples of this critique, see "Intelligent Design: A
Celebration of Gifts Withheld?" published as a chapter in the book, Darwinism Defeated? The Johnson-Lamoureux
Debate on Biological Origins, Denis O. Lamoureux,
Phillip E. Johnson, et al. (Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 1999);
"Science & Christianity as Partners in Theorizing," published as a chapter
in the book, Science & Christianity: Four Views,
Richard F. Carlson, ed. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity
Press, 2000); "The Creation: Intelligently Designed or Optimally Equipped?"
published in the journal Theology Today,
October, 1998, pp. 344-364; and "Does Intelligent Design Have a Chance?" published
in the journal Zygon, Vol 34, No. 4, December, 1999, pp. 667-675.
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