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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New book:: Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intelligent Design

Early December 2006, Penguin is coming out with The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intelligent Design . Author Christopher Carlisle is the Episcopal Chaplain at the University of Massachusetts and W. Thomas Jr., is a freelance writer.
Intelligent Design is one of the hottest issues facing parents and educators to day, but it can be hard to separate the facts from the heated rhetoric. This expert and objective guide gets to the bottom of the questions: What is Intelligent Design? Should it replace or complement traditional science? What’s all the fuss about?
• Explains the terms, the controversy, and the involvement of the American courts
• Indispensable guide for concerned educators and parents
• Written by an expert in the field

Which of the two is the expert in the field? The chaplain, probably (?).

I really hope this doesn't turn out to be the usual "declining church" snore about how "properly understood" there is no conflict between "faith" (properly understood) and "science" (properly understood). There is still a tiny market for "proper" understanding. I am getting the galleys at some point and will get back on this. I would really be happy to be wrong because trees should not die for that. I don't really think the ID controversy is about religion but anyway see the thinkquote below.

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