Sunday, June 6, 2010

Intelligent Design?

One of my favorite examples of the need for critical thinking and the value of skeptical inquiry is the "intelligent design" debate.  There's no shortage of books on the subject of biological evolution and its non-scientific counterpoint.
I'm currently reading The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution by Sean B. Carroll.  It was a text for our son's freshman biology classe at college this year and I'm glad he brought it home.
Carroll also wrote the excellent, if not quite so accessible, Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

If you're just looking for some interesting websites to help you understand the players in the Intelligent Design movement check out The Panda's Thumb and TalkOrigins on the science side of the ledger. 

On the Creationist, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design side of the hall have a look at The Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture and the ever popular Answers in Genesis.

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