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Web Resources
Not comprehensive at all, but a good start.  Plug "Intelligent Design" into Google and you'll get 16,200,000 hits...

Intelligent Design Proponents:
The Discovery Institute
- Leading proponent of Intelligent Design 
Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness Center
- Advocacy group with the goal "to promote intelligent design theory purely on its scientific merits."
Design Inference Website - Website of William Dembski, American mathematician, philosopher, theologian and neo-creationist known for advocating the idea of intelligent design in opposition to the theory of evolution through natural selection.

Evolution Proponents:
Website "created to provide a one-stop location for responses to the arguments of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement."
National Center for Science Education - Organization "Defending the Teaching of Evolution in the Public Schools"
The Creation/Evolution Continuum - Article by Eugenie C. Scott, Director of the National Center for Science Education, describing the wide range of opinion within Christianity towards evolution.
American Association for the Advancement of Science - Worlds largest general scientific society and publisher or Science MagazineSee the December 2005 on-line issue for an special video presentation called "Evolution in Action"

Surveys on Americans' Opinions on Evolution:
CBS News | Poll: Majority Reject Evolution | October 24, 2005 11:30:08
- Recent CBS Poll surveying Americans' opinions on Evolution.
CBS News | Poll: Creationism Trumps Evolution | September 27, 2005 09:34:43 - November 2004 CBS Poll surveying opinions on Evolution of supporters of George Bush and John Kerry.

Legal Cases Involving Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design:
State v. John Scopes ("The Monkey Trial") - UMKC School of Law summary of the famous "Scopes Monkey Trial"
Epperson v. Arkansas - Supreme Court Ruling from 1968 that made banning the teaching of Evolution illegal.  (Interesting note:  Susan Epperson, the biology teacher that went to the Supreme Court to fight Arkansas' ban on teaching Evolution, is a Presbyterian.)
Edwards v. Aguillard - Supreme Court Ruling from 1987 striking down a Louisiana law that required if evolution is taught in public schools then creationism must also be taught.
Eight Significant Court Decisions - Significant Court Decisions of the Evolution-Creation Controversy in America.
Judge Rules Against 'Intelligent Design' - Washington Post report on Dover, PA "Intelligent Design" ruling.

Science and Religion Dialog:
Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology, and the Christian Faith - PC(USA) organization for advancing the dialog between science and religion within the church.
AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) - American Association for the Advancement of Science program to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities.
John Templeton Foundation - organization that pursues new insights at the boundary between theology and science through a rigorous, open-minded and empirically focused methodology, drawing together talented representatives from a wide spectrum of fields of expertise.
Science and Spirit - Magazine exploring the relationship between science and religion in the context of our everyday lives.
Speaking of Faith - Public radio's weekly national conversation about belief, meaning, ethics, and ideas.  Offers streaming audio over the internet of past programs.  Some specific programs addressing science and faith topics include:  Einstein and the Mind of GodQuarks and CreationScience and Being, Science and HopeA Theological Perspective on CloningThe Biology of the Spirit, and The Morality of Nature.


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