Re: [asa] Intelligent Design Movement

From: Robert Schneider <>
Date: Tue Jun 26 2007 - 16:07:31 EDT

Thanks to both David and George for their suggestions. Pinning down IDers on
definitions is always a problem, which I'll probably have to oversimplify to
keep the essay within bounds. Also, getting them to really engage
theologically is another issue, as George states. I will challenge them to
come clean in public and engage the theological implications of their
designer arguments.


On 6/26/07, George Murphy <> wrote:
> There are plenty of criticisms of ID from scientific standpoints & I
> won't repeat those. One other serious failing of the ID movement is its
> failure, & even refusal, to discuss theological issues connected with its
> claims. The key word there is "discuss." ID proponents are quite happy to
> make theological statements in opposition to Darwinian evolution (&
> sometimes evolution period) & in favor of distinctive ID ideas. But they
> will not engage in genuine dialogue about relevant theological matters & may
> even deny that religion has anything to do with the matter - a clearly
> preposterous position, given many statements by Johnson, Dembski, Wells,
> &c.
> There are a couple of articles of mine that do address the theological
> problems of ID. One was originally published in *Covalence *but is now
> best accessed at
> . The other is a revised
> version of the paper "Intelligent Design as a Theological Problem" which I
> gave at the 2005 ASA meeting & which is now published as *Seminary Ridge
> Review **8.2*, 44, 2006.
> Shalom
> George
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Robert Schneider <>
> *To:*
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:03 AM
> *Subject:* [asa] Intelligent Design Movement
> Hi, y'all,
> I am in the midst of research for an annotated essay on the Intelligent
> Design Movement. There are several themes that I plan to include, but I'm
> writing to ask members of the list (and you lurkers out there) what points
> you think are important to be made in a survey type essay on this topic.
> Regulars know what my general views on ID are, but I want to do justice to
> the topic and not overlook anything of essential importance. Feel free to
> post your ideas to the list or send a private reply. Bibliography outside
> of the well-known publications by IDers and their critics would also be
> welcome.
> Thanks,
> Bob Schneider

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