Guest Blog—Rod Martin: Is ID science?

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Rod Martin is the Director of Internet Outreach at AiG–USA. He has two master’s degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and has pastored in churches at various levels for 12 years. Before joining the staff of AiG, he was the Director of Ministry at the largest Christian conference center in Canada. Rod will also be one of the speakers at next year’s student conference, Demolishing Strongholds.

Handing down his decision yesterday in Harrisburg PA, Judge John E. Jones III wrote, among other things: “We have concluded that it [ID] is not [science], and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents.”

The judge’s ruling goes on to say that in order “to preserve the separation of church and state mandated by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, we will enter an order permanently enjoining defendants from maintaining the ID policy in any school within the Dover Area School District, from requiring teachers to denigrate or disparage the scientific theory of evolution, and from requiring teachers to refer to a religious, alternative theory known as ID.”

You can read the full article on AiG’s website: Federal Judge Rules on Landmark Intelligent Design Case.

Dr. Georgia Purdom presented her findings on the ID movement this past summer at the Creation Mega Conference. Her new DVD is available at our bookstore and helps make sense of what just happened in Harrisburg.

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