Forrest Barbara & Gross Paul R. (2007). Creationism's Trojan Horse : The Wedge of Intelligent Design. New York : Oxford University Press, (1re Ã©d. 2004).
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BibTeX citation key: Forrest2004
Keywords: enseignement de l'Ã©volution, Ã‰tats-Unis, sciences et sociÃ©tÃ©
Creators: Forrest, Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press (New York)
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In Creationism's Trojan Horse, Forrest and Gross examine in full detail the claims and operations of the â€œIntelligent Designï¿½? movement, the most recent manifestation of American creationism. Explaining and analyzing what â€œdesign theoristsï¿½? call their â€œWedge Strategy,ï¿½? they document the Wedgeâ€™s aggressive political and public relations campaigning. The most notable feature of the movementâ€™s purportedly new scientific paradigm is an abject failure to produce scientific data in support of its claims or even a coherent research program. Instead, the Wedge maintains a crowded nationwide schedule of lectures, popular publications for its mostly conservative Christian constituency, and media appearances, all sustained by generous funding from religious benefactors. The Wedge has intruded itself efficiently into educational politics at local, state, and national levels.
Forrest and Gross detail efforts of intelligent design proponents to influence science standards in Kansas and Ohio, and to influence federal education legislation through the so-called â€œSantorum amendmentï¿½? of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. They demonstrate the continuity of intelligent design with traditional creationism, including all the scientific claims, exposing its religious core and purposes. By displaying the movementâ€™s alliance with Religious Right extremism, the book reveals the significance of William Dembskiâ€™s statement that the intelligent design movementâ€™s challenge to the â€œevolutionary naturalism of Darwinï¿½? is â€œground zero of the culture war.ï¿½?
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