Sourcebook for Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Sourcebook for Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Summer 2008

Discovery Institute

Seattle, Washington

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Contents of Sourcebook

Individual Authored Texts:

Theophilus – “Theophilus to Autolycus” (pp. 7-9)

Dionysius – “The Books on Nature” (pp. 9-17)

Lactantius – “The Divine Institutes” (pp. 17-19)

Irenaeus – “Against Heresies” (pp. 19-24)

Hippolytus – “The Refutation of All Heresies” (pp. 24-25)

(St. John of) Chrysostom – “Homilies on Romans” (pp. 25-27)

Charles Darwin – The Descent of Man (pp. 27-69)

Thomas Huxley – “Evolution and Ethics” (pp. 69-73)

Jack London – “Wanted: A New Law of Development” (pp. 73-79)

G.K. Chesterton – “The Man in the Cave” (pp. 79-82)

Woodrow Wilson – “The New Freedom” (pp. 82-84)

George Hunter – “A Civic Biology” (pp. 84-88)

Charles Davenport – “Eugenics and Charity” (pp. 88-90)

Edwin Conklin – “The Value of Negative Eugenics” (pp. 90-92)

Edward Fast – “Heredity and Human Affairs” (pp. 92-93)


Policy and Legal Texts:

Buck vs. Bell (pp. 93-96)

Sample State Science Standards (pp. 96-99)

Sample Academic Freedom Legislation (pp. 99-104)

Public Opinion Polls on Teaching Evolution (pp. 104-108)

A Comparison of Judge Jones’ Opinion in Kitzmiller vs. Dover with Plaintiffs’ Poposed ‘Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law’ (pp. 110-127)

[A DI] Staff Report on “Intolerance and Politicization of Science at the Smithsonian” (pp. 127-132)

“Intelligent Design Was the Issue After All” (pp. 132-137)

“Q&A about the Guillermo Gonzalez Story” (pp. 137-140)

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(A somewhat spoiled cover image of the 2008 Sourcebook)

Additional IDSSH Seminar Texts:

Dembski, William (2004). The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design. InterVarsity Press.

Stark, Rodney (2003). For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery. Princeton University Press.

West, John G. (2007). Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science. Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

West, John G. (2006). Darwin’s Conservatives: The Misguided Quest. Discovery Institute Press.

Wiker, Benjamin and Jonathan Witt (2006). A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove: Illinois, USA.

Wright, Robert (1994). The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology. Vintage Books.


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