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Natural History
This magazine of nature, science, and culture, from The American Museum of Natural History, publishes articles about the environment, humanity, biodiversity, and the cosmos.
http://www.naturalhistorymag.com

Darwin online
The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, Charles Darwin's classic, written in 1859, is the monumental work that influenced the theory of evolution (Modern Library, 1993 reissue). It can be read in its entirety online at:
http://www.literature.org/authors/darwin-charles/the-origin-of-species/

Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture
Discovery Institute presents information and articles about intelligent design.
http://www.crsc.org

Access Research Network
Access Research Network is a "non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible information on science, technology and society" from an intelligent-design perspective.
http://www.arn.org

Intelligent Design Undergraduate Research Community
This intelligent design web site is a division of Access Research Network. It features articles, discussion, and educational information.
http://www.idurc.org

International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design (ISCID)
ISCID is "a cross-disciplinary professional society that investigates complex systems apart from external programmatic constraints like materialism, naturalism, or reductionism."
http://www.iscid.org

"Behe's Empty Box"
Extensive material dealing with the flaws of Michael J. Behe's argument about "irreducible complexity."
http://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk/dawkins/WorldOfDawkins-archive/Catalano/box/behe.shtml

Brown University evolution resources
Additional resources on the intelligent design issue and calendar of talks on evolution on Kenneth R. Miller's evolution web page at Brown University.
http://www.millerandlevine.com/km/evol/

"Design on the Defensive"
Kenneth R. Miller responds to Michael Behe's ideas about design. Includes links.
http://www.millerandlevine.com/km/evol/DI/Design.html

International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design (ISCID)
ISCID's "aim is to pursue the theoretical development, empirical application, and philosophical implications of information and design-theoretic concepts for complex systems."
http://www.iscid.org/

Articles by William A. Dembski
Many articles by the author to choose from on the Discovery Institute site.
http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=32&isFellow=true

Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism
Robert T. Pennock's book criticizes the arguments of intelligent design theory. This link downloads a PDF file of the first chapter, which discusses the relationship of intelligent design to other kinds of creationism.
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/PENOH/ch01.pdf

Articles and books by Robert T. Pennock
Information on other publications by the author that analyzes intelligent design, including his anthology Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics: Philosophical, Theological and Scientific Perspectives which collects key articles by ID leaders together with critical responses.
http://www.msu.edu/~pennock5/research/publications.html

Michigan Citizens for Science
Provides information to "promote quality science education in Michigan," and to defend against attempts to insert intelligent design in the curriculum.
http://www.michigancitizensforscience.org

Icons of Evolution
This site promotes the book Icons of Evolution by Jonathan Wells. You can read the book's intro online and get linked to articles by the author.
http://www.iconsofevolution.com/

Discovery Institute: Articles by Jonathan Wells
Click on "articles by Jonathan Wells" on the author's bio page for more of his views on intelligent design.
http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&isFellow=true&id=41

"Inherit the Spin" article
Jonathan Wells responds to the National Center for Science Education's advice to students and teachers about evolution. 
http://www.discovery.org/viewDB/index.php3?program=
CRSC%20Responses&command=view&id=1106

National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
Nonprofit membership organization NCSE is "a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and 'scientific creationism' out." The first link takes you to its home page; the second to Eugenie Scott's review of Robert T. Pennock's book Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism.
http://www.natcenscied.org/
http://www.ncseweb.org/resources/articles/
8269_creationism_evolves_review_of_3_16_2001.asp


"Antievolution: The Critic's Resource"
This site "is for the critical examination of the antievolution movement. ...aims to provide links to both the antievolutionists making their own arguments and also to the critics who provide mainstream science answers to those arguments." The first link is to the home page and the second link is to an examination and critique of Jonathan Wells' views.
http://www.antievolution.org/
http://www.antievolution.org/people/wells_j/


"Talk Origins: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy"
This site is "devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins." The first link takes you to numerous links examining Michael J. Behe's hypothesis of "irreducible complexity." The second link is a chapter-by-chapter critique of Jonathan Wells' book Icons of Evolution.
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/behe.html
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/wells/


Review of Icons of Evolution
Massimo Pigliucci, Ph.D., provides a critical review of Jonathan Wells' book and provides suggestions on how education should be improved so that students can understand the controversy better.
http://chem.tufts.edu/AnswersInScience//Pigliucci-IconsReview.html


Kenneth R. Miller and Philip E. Johnson debate
NOVA Online asked two leading spokesmen in the evolution/creation debate to discuss the question, "How did we get here?"
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/odyssey/debate/


Jonathan Wells and the Unification Church
In a Unification Church sermon, Wells speaks about the purpose of obtaining his graduate degree in science -- "devote my life to destroying Darwinism."
http://www.tparents.org/library/unification/talks/wells/DARWIN.htm


"The Creation/Evolution Continuum" article
A historical overview, by Eugenie Scott, explaining the range of creationist views (12/00).
http://www.natcenscied.org/resources/articles/
1593_the_creationevolution_continu_12_7_2000.asp


Intelligent Design and the cosmos
A professor of physics & astronomy examines and answers arguments from design.
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/cosmo.html

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