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Religious interference in American science and science education is an old story. But intelligent design proponents cultivation of support for efforts to eliminate evolution from public school science, or to disparage it, and to secure recognition of creationists claims of scientific legitimacy, are today enjoying unprecedented, nationwide success. For the first time, such claims seem to many lay observers to have become respectable. In fact, however, they are no more respectable as scholarly inquiry, or specifically as biological science, than were their discredited "creation science" predecessors. Unfortunately, this is not widely understood. Nor is the seamless continuity of "Intelligent Design Theory" with other recognized forms of creationism. Having examined in detail claims made by members of the "Wedge," we saw it as our professional and civic obligation to scholarship and science to prepare a fully documented account of their anti-evolution agenda. We came to understand that, for the well-being of science and science education, the seamless continuity of intelligent design and traditional creationism must be demonstrated for our colleagues and the knowledgeable public. The narrowness of Wedge strategists religious aims, which do not reflect the values of the broader, more tolerant religious community, must be exposed, as must IDs pervasively sham methods of inquiry. People who value science and the benefits of life in an enlightened society must be alerted to the Wedges political, cultural, and religious ambitions. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The so-called IDM has a right wing political agenda to create a schism by corrupting public education and encouraging fringe Christian extremism that will help the conservative far... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Maezeppa
This is not a light and fluffy read, but it meets its goal admirably. That goals is to document the "wedge strategy" being used to further Intelligent Design... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Darby M'Graw
In Creationism's Trojan Horse, Forrest and Gross take the mask off the "intelligent design" movement and the Discovery Institute and exposes them as the creationists they are. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Dennis C. Wilson
The authors wrote in the Introduction to this 2005 book, "This book is about a current, national, intellectual seduction phenomenon... Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Steven H Propp
The style of writing is disjointed. The co-author Barbara Forrest is an philosophy professor and mid-way through the book one can tell when she takes over because the writing style... Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Alexander
Even though I appreciate the real effort made by the authors to expose the real motives behind the wedge, the book just didn't resonated with me. Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by clicea
I read this book a few years ago and am just now getting around to writing a review. This is a very good overview of the Intelligent Design ( ID ) movement and the subterfuge used... Read morePublished on July 7, 2010 by Pedr
I'd put off buying and reading this book for years, reasoning that it was published in 2004, and therefore out of date. Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by Wayne Robinson
Like most propaganda, Barbara Forrest spreads grains of truth around in an attractive way, and then layers on emotional overtones to influence the audience. Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by J. Patterson