Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement

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John Brockman
Vintage, 2006 - Science - 256 pages
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Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwin’s theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of living things, but highlights the importance of a scientific understanding in our culture and in our lives.

Recently the movement known as “Intelligent Design” has attracted the attention of journalists, educators, and legislators. The scientific community is puzzled and saddened by this trend–not only because it distorts modern biology, but also because it diverts people from the truly fascinating ideas emerging from the real science of evolution. Here, join fifteen of our preeminent thinkers whose clear, accessible, and passionate essays reveal the fact and power of Darwin’s theory, and the beauty of the scientific quest to understand our world.

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Review: Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement

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Essays by different authors defending evolution and the scientific method against the charges leveled by the Intelligent Design folks. Some good stuff, including a mind-blowing essay by Lee Smolin on the evolution of universes. Read full review

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Terse, Well-Written Rebukes of Intelligent Design from Eminent Scientists and Philosophers In "Intelligent Thought: Science Versus The Intelligent Design Movement" editor and literary agent John ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

John Brockman is a writer, agent, and publisher of Edge, the "Third Culture" website (, the forum for leading scientists and thinkers to share their research with the general public. He is the author of By The Late John Brockman and The Third Culture and has edited several previous anthologies including The Next Fifty Years, Curious Minds, and My Einstein. He lives in New York City.

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