The Evolution of Creationism: What's Next in the Debate Over Intelligent Design?

January 09, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
In the wake of the recent court decision in Dover, PA ruling against the teaching of Intelligent Design in public school science classes, Rob Boston will provide a nation-wide overview, update and preview of the strategies and tactics of evolution opponents that are newly emerging and still evolving.

Rob Boston, will discuss current battles over the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools. Boston will discuss how intelligent design evolved from standard young-earth creationism and how its current promotion by groups like the Discovery Institute is part of a deliberate political strategy to mainstream creationist ideas and attack Darwinian evolution.

Rob Boston is assistant director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the assistant editor of AU's monthly magazine Church & State.

Boston is the author of three books: Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone of Religion and Politics (Prometheus); The Most Dangerous Man in America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition (Prometheus Books) and Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State (Prometheus Books)