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Creationism's Trojan HorseThe Wedge of Intelligent Design$
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Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195157420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.001.0001

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Everything Except Science II

Everything Except Science II

(p.179) 7 Everything Except Science II
Creationism's Trojan Horse

Barbara Forrest

Paul R. Gross

Oxford University Press

This chapter further examines Phase II of the Wedge Strategy and progresses to Phase III, “Cultural Confrontation and Renewal.” It opens with an analysis of the Discovery Institute’s use of misleading poll data gathered from commissioned public opinion polls conducted by Zogby International. The discussion of Phase III also includes the strategy of holding conferences at universities where Discovery Institute creationists confront mainstream scientists who follow the naturalistic methodology of modern science. Specific conferences are discussed, including the much-publicized 2000 “Nature of Nature Conference” at Baylor University. The chapter also explains the Discovery Institute’s legal strategy for getting intelligent design into public schools. It concludes with an account of William Dembski’s establishment of the now-defunct Michael Polanyi Center as an intelligent design think tank at Baylor, and his subsequent establishment of a “virtual” Polanyi Center, the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design (ISCID).

Keywords:   Discovery Institute, Zogby polls, conferences, Baylor University, Michael Polanyi Center, ISCID, legal strategy

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