Perspectives and Resources
Intelligent Design and Falsifiability, February 2005
Fundamentalism and Relativism: Finding a New Direction, April 2005
Intelligent Design and the Story of Evolution: No Need for Drawing Lines in the Sand, September 2005
Rethinking Science in Society, September 2005
Evolution and Human Antiquity, October 2005
No Need for Drawing Lines in the Sand: An Update, October 2005
"Soul Making": A Project of Intelligent Amendment, October 2005
Science as Storytelling, December 2005
Science as StoryTelling or Story Telling? A Conversation About Science Education ... and Science, December 2005
Judge Jonesí final Memorandum Opinion on Intelligent Design and the Dover Board of Education, December 2005
Online Forum, continuing from September 2005
Intelligent Design and Evolution: A Significant Issue in Science and Public Policy, February 2006
The World of Langton's Ant: Thinking about "Purpose"
The Free Will Problem
On Beyond Newton: From Simple Rules to Stability, Fluctuation and Chaos
Other Educational Materials
Science As Story Telling in Action: Evolution, notes and participant comments for a session on evolution for K-12 teachers
Introduction to Biology: Basic Concepts, a college course with notes and student comments
The Story of Evolution and the Evolution of Stories: Exploring the Significance of Diversity (2005), a college course that "experiments ... with two interrelated and reciprocal inquiries: whether the biological concept of evolution is a useful one in understanding the phenomena of literature (in particular: the generation of new stories), and whether literature contributes to a deeper understanding of evolution."Includes student comments and three sets of student web papers.
What is Evolution (and science)?
Science can actually take the place of the human eye and (attempt to) describe places and times outside of human scales.
Random variation (reproduction with variance) and natural selection (differential reproductive success) helps to make sense of
What is Intelligent Design?
Intelligent design is the theory that the theory of evolution is simply not explanation enough for the complexity of the world and that all organisms must be the product of careful and conscious design (Miller). It declares that organisms were built, just like the machines we build today, and that they were not the end results of a process of random mutation or natural selection.
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