Talk:Timeline of intelligent design

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Article: Excellent and Ironic[edit]

Loved the article. Creationism couldn't survive. So it changed and adapted. Became, eventually, ID. ID failed in court. ID proponents examine the most recent court decisions to find ways to adapt their ideas to the current environment. Creationism evolves before our very eyes, and the irony is completely lost on its supporters. 74.128.143.21 04:53, 12 October 2007 (UTC)kjdamrau

You'll probably find it worthwhile downloading http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/id/media/nova-id-briefing.pdf for the cartoon :) .. dave souza, talk 16:21, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

I think a strong link is questionible[edit]

I don't see strong links between the Creationism of the 80's and the later ID movement, while there may be some figures that went from one position to the latter, my impression is that there are mostly different leaders in each group, ID is not concerned with defending any specific religious view of origins (the YEC's have criticised them for this), the only views they seem to largely share in common is the concept of an intelligent creator/designer and a rejection of a purely undesigned view of origins, I don't think this is specifically secterian or religious, but mostly philosophical. Granted most of the leaders in ID are religious, but they are not mostly Genesis literalists, while ALL the YEC's are fundamentalists and literalists. Even with the few points in common, it doesn't follow that one 'evolved' into the other, ID and creationism may have emerged distinctly from larger social movements with some later cross pollenation. Even with any overlap, they mostly remain distinct. Rickal66 03:54, 12 November 2007 (UTC)rickal66

Anti-evolution creationism which really began in the 1920s was at that time OEC, and the only YEC proponents were 7th Day Adventists. YEC creation science began in 1961, and when ID started in all but name with The Mystery of Life’s Origin by Charles Thaxton and Dean Kenyon's affadavit, both in 1984, it's clear that Kenyon was content to push for a "creation science" that avoided defending any specific religious view of origins. These are the authors that coined the term "intelligent design" in 1987, and they were in contact with the next generation including Johnson and Behe, joining them as early members of the DI's CRSC / CSC. Both Behe and Johnson got their ideas from the book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis by Michael Denton. ID has been described as progressive creationism, and aims to be compatible with both YEC and OEC, like Denton's book promoting anti-evolution as a way of opening science classrooms to the teaching of various forms of creationism, and defeating constitutional separation of church and state. Various forms of creationism fight each other, but ID was aimed at providing a "big tent" campaign for all of them. Read the Wedge document. .. dave souza, talk 16:14, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

65.4.31.33 23:20, 13 November 2007 (UTC) While there are points of contact in the beginning, I still see them as largely distinct movements, hasn't Micheal Denton moved away from traditional ID? Is he even a Christian?

The timeline assumes a divergence (it doesn't talk about non-ID creationism after the 80s), although there is still movement between ID and other creationist groups. Guettarda 23:26, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

cdesign proponentsists[edit]

Missing link found. Please see discussion at Talk:Intelligent design#cdesign proponentsists--ZayZayEM 00:08, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

NPOV dispute[edit]

The article, in particular the "creation becomes intelligent design, “' cdesign proponentsists'" implies a level of imvolvement between creationism and ID that hasn't been substaniated. It associates people, but not the ideas. 19:22, 17 October 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Atari2 (talkcontribs)

It's been well substantiated, not least at the Kitzmiller trial, that ID has creationist roots. More specifically, as shown in the cdesign proponentsists section with several sources, the concepts remained the same when the label was changed from "creation" to "intelligent design". Same people, same ideas. As this critique states, "all of the basic arguments of these ID proponents are found in essentially modern form in the 1989 Of Pandas and People (Behe's irreducibly complexity argument is found in the 1993 edition of Pandas)." You've not given any sources for your argument, so I'll remove the tag for now, please show sources if you want to discuss this further. . . dave souza, talk 00:09, 10 February 2011 (UTC)