Special Feature (11/10/99): The Kansas Controversy
Intelligent discussion on the Kansas Board of Education controversy.
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Special Feature Archive
Dr. Phillip Johnson, "point-man" of the Intelligent Design movement, discusses
the Kansas controversy with James Dobson of
Focus On the Family
Nov. 10 & Nov. 11.
NOTE (1/13/00): These items are no longer available online. Focus On the Family
offers recordings of these broadcasts through their
Phil Johnson article -
The Religious Implications of Teaching Evolution
Michael Behe article -
Darwin's Hostages: Hysteria and Intolerance
Roundtable discussion on Kansas, Intelligent Design, and Evolutionary theory
in the schools, featuring Dr. Jonathan Wells and Dr. Stephen Meyer of
The Discovery Institute.
Listen as Wells and Meyer
make the case for intelligent design in over two hours of RealAudio! (quality varies)
Expert responses to the Kansas controversy on
Access Research Network.
Both sides of the issue are represented.
A brief response to Kansas BOE from research organization
Reasons to Believe.
Leadership University Special Focus:
Science and Religion
The other side: A National Center for Science Education representative,
dedicated to keeping evolutionary theory in schools, takes shots at creationists and
intelligent design theorists
( RealAudio: ~15 min).
How would you respond?
Check out our Science section and
educate yourself on the relationship between Christianity and Science!
TOP 10 Resources on Science, Faith, and Intelligent Design
(a reader's list from beginner to advanced)
Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, Phillip Johnson
The Soul of Science, N. Pearson, C. Thaxton
Touchstone Journal Special Issue: Intelligent Design
Three Views on Creation and Evolution, J.P. Moreland, J.M. Reynolds
The Genesis Question, Hugh Ross
The Creation Hypothesis, J.P. Moreland
Mere Creation, William Dembski, ed.
Christianity and the Nature of Science, J.P. Moreland
Darwin's Black Box, Michael Behe
The Design Inference, William Dembski
Purchase these materials through the science organizations listed in our
Be Salt & Light:
Become familiar with the organizations in our
Science section, and
with a few of the resources listed above. The first requirement is
to be informed, articulate, and capable of educating others.
You can do it!
Be on the lookout for origins-related issues
(i.e. creation, evolution, intelligent design) in the news,
newspapers, magazines. Keep excerpts or clippings for further contemplation
and discussion. Make a phone call, write an editorial,
or send email and make your viewpoint known. Once you're well-versed
on the subject, write an Op-Ed.
Encourage conversation on origins issues - support the
admission of Intelligent Design theory in the debate. Lead a
small group discussion, teach a class in your church, and
discuss the issue with your local school board, state
Board of Education, and U.S. Secretary of Education.
Organize a group of scientists and scholars on the issue;
Christian schools, colleges, and universities - even your own
congregation - are a good place to start.
Support, through prayer and financial means, organizations
such as Discovery Institute,
Access Research Network,
and Reasons to Believe.