Forrest and Gross expose the scientific failure, the religious essence, and the political ambitions of "intelligent design" creationism. They examine the movement's "Wedge Strategy," which has advanced and is succeeding through public relations rather than through scientific research. Analyzing the content and character of "intelligent design theory," they highlight its threat to public education and to the separation of church and state.
Barbara Forrest, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of History and Government, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Paul R. Gross, University Professor of Life Sciences, University of Virginia (Emeritus)
"This is the definitive work on modern creationism, an exhaustively detailed and compelling exposure of the attempt—by the well-known process in nature called by biologists "aggressive mimicry"—to corrupt science in the service of sectarian religion. In the process, the book explores the larger and seemingly endless struggle between religion-based tribal values and science-based universal values." - Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University.
"Creationism's Trojan Horse documents the disturbing movement to sneak religious dogma back into science education, driven by the vague fear that Americans can't handle the truth. Educators, scientists, and politicians would do well to understand this movement and its tactics, and this book is a superb and timely analysis." - Steven Pinker, Johnston Professor, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works and The Blank Slate
"Intelligent Design 'theory' (ID) has been well described as Creationism in a cheap Tuxedo. One if its luminaries, we are told, has 'angrily denied that ID is stealth creationism.' He is right. There's no stealth about it. It is Creationism. Unfortunately, ID 'theorists' have a streetwise political professionalism to outweigh the amateurishness of their science, and we therefore cannot ignore them. Barbara Forrest and Paul Gross meticulously document their pretensions, destroy their arguments, and expose their true motivation. An excellent and sadly necessary book." - Richard Dawkins. author of The Selfish Gene.
1: How the Wedge Began
2: The Wedge Document: A Design for Design
3: Searching for Science
4: Paleontology Lite and Copernican Discoveries
5: A Conspiracy Hunter and a Newton
6: Everything Except Science I
7: Everything Except Science II
8: Wedging Into Power Politics
9: Religion First - and Last