"Law, religion, and science-they all swirl together in debates over the teaching of intelligent design (ID) and evolution. ID advocates insist that public school teachers should be required to teach ID whenever they teach evolution. Frank Ravitch brings his vast knowledge of these debates to bear in Marketing Intelligent Design and leaves the ID argument in tatters. With incisive arguments and historical understanding, Professor Ravitch demonstrates that the ID position is no more than an imaginative marketing campaign that repackages previous attacks on the teaching of evolution. But the substance of the attack is the same, and Ravitch shows why it must fail."
- Stephen M. Feldman
Jerry W. Housel/Carl F. Arnold Distinguished Professor of Law and Adjunct
Professor of Political Science, University of Wyoming
"Marketing Intelligent Design is an interdisciplinary feast. Frank Ravitch adroitly marches through issues of law, evolutionary biology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, biblical interpretation, and the tactics associated with the Intelligent Design Movement. The result is an articulate and stinging indictment of Intelligent Design on all fronts. This is an important book."
- Steven H. Shiffrin
Author of The Religious Left and Church-State Relations
Charles Frank Reavis, Sr., Professor of Law Cornell University
This book presents a philosophical and legal argument that intelligent design (ID) does not meet the standards of scientific rigor and functions only as a well-designed marketing plan aimed at imposing a theistic naturalism in schools and scientific discourse. It demonstrates the compatibility between religion and evolutionary biology and the incompatibility between ID and mainstream science.