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God, the Devil, and DarwinA Critique of Intelligent Design Theory$
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Niall Shanks

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195161991

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195161998.001.0001

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Intelligent Designs on Society

(p.224) Conclusion
God, the Devil, and Darwin

Niall Shanks

Oxford University Press

The social, political, and legal implications of creation science and its belief in a transcendent supernatural creator are analyzed. It is suggested that creation science is not in fact a genuine attempt to advance scientific knowledge but rather a vehicle for propagating a conservative, Christian social agenda. The moral implications for the doctrine of intelligent design in such areas as abortion, human cloning, and stem cell research are drawn out and argued to be highly deleterious to the advance of medical science and scientific research generally.

Keywords:   abortion, cloning, medicine, morality, politics, social implications of creation science, stem cell research

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