The Facts about Intelligent Design
A Response to the National Academy of Sciences' New Science, Evolution, and Creationism booklet
Recent polls reveal that only 13% of Americans believe that humans developed through purely natural evolutionary processes. Fearing the public's unyielding skepticism of evolution, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences recently released their third edition of a booklet on Science, Evolution, and Creationism promoting misinformation about intelligent design and bluffs about the scientific status of Darwinian evolution.
In Part 1 of our critique of the NAS booklet Cornelius Hunter provides an overview of the fundamental flaws of the NAS triumphant claims for Darwinism. In Part 2, Casey Luskin provides a detailed 12 page analysis of the specific errors and misrepresentations in Science, Evolution, and Creationism including documentation of how:
1. The NAS oversells the scientific importance of evolution.
2. The NAS unscientifically elevates evolution to the status of unquestionable dogma.
3. The NAS misrepresents the facts about the state of origin of life research.
4. The NAS misrepresents the nature of the fossil record.
5. The NAS misrepresents the evidence for universal common ancestry.
6. The NAS overstates the case for human evolution.
7. The NAS misrepresents irreducible complexity and the flagellum.
8. The NAS misrepresents the nature of intelligent design.
9. The NAS adopts the "Judge Jones Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It" approach to ID.
10. The NAS dismisses the scientific case for intelligent design.
You can view the full Part 2 report here. David Tyler notes that a "Spread the Word" editorial in Nature, indicates a missionary zeal to distribute the new NAS booklet and convert the masses to the Darwinian worldview. Be sure to have your ARN responses handy when the NAS booklet shows up in a public school classroom in your neighborhood.
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