The Manufacturing of Controversy: Debating Intelligent Design in Public

Whidden, Rachel Avon
January 2003
Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;2003, Vol. 1, p705
Conference Proceeding
An essay is presented on the rhetorical strategy of intelligent design (ID) theorists in Ohio. It explores the opposition of ID theorists on the recommendation of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to keep ID separate from science. It analyzes the consequence when technical arguments play out in public space. It tackles the claim of theorists on the existence of valid challenges to Darwinian evolution to justify ID being ordered into the classroom curriculum.


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