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The IDEA link rating system:
Few have time to sift through the minions of creation - evolution websites, so we hope to save you surf-time by rating links according to the amount of easy-to-access "useful" material on a site. These ratings are NOT our opinion of the validity of the arguments, focus, or conclusions found at a site, but simply our opinion of a site's usefuleness. For your web-surfing enjoyment, here are our 'critically acclaimed' rated creation - evolution links:

Pro-Intelligent Design Websites

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Access Research NetworkThe Access Research Network (ARN) is "a non-profit ... organization dedicated to providing accessible information on science, technology and society." The site contains a gaggle of intelligent design resources including info from well known authors, the Origins and Design Journal, and one of the largest intelligent design internet discussion boards.
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docFounded, in part, by ID Theorist William Dembski, the ISCID "is a cross-disciplinary professional society that investigates complex systems apart from external programmatic constraints like materialism, naturalism, or reductionism." Their site contains archives, essay contests, news, student workshops, as well as the Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design online journal.
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This site houses a very large number of archived articles and other works by William Dembski. The site has numerous articles related to the detection of design and answering objection to intelligent design theory, making it a good place to start if you want to learn about the theory of intelligent design.
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The Center for Science and Culture is run by the Discovery Institute, whose mission is to "make a positive vision of the future practical." The site contains many science articles, History and Philosophy of Science Articles, and Responses to Critics
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docThe IDEA Center is a "non-profit organization dedicated to promoting intelligent design theory and fostering good - spirited discussion and a better understanding over the creation - evolution issue among students, educators, churches, and anyone else interested in creation and evolution." The IDEA Center website contains creation-evolution resources, information on IDEA Club student chapters, IDEA Center and origins related news, and a calendar of events.
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Created by Eric Anderson, this site is "designed to assist professionals and newcomers alike in understanding the fundamental claims underlying evolutionary theory, as well as the logical and rhetorical stance taken by evolutionary proponents." The site provides in-depth site analysis of various critics of intelligent design, as well as primer on intelligent design.
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IDURC.orgThis website has been "designed as a community for undergraduate and high school students interested in Intelligent Design Theory". It includes pages devoted to "undergraduate Intelligent Design research, scholarly papers written by students, a discussion forum, and continually updated science news.
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Origins "features scholarly and popular resources concerning intelligent design and philosophical theism." It contains pages dealing with Intelligent Design, theism, evolution, and atheism. It also has a great rebuttal to common critiques of irreducible complexity.
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Behe is a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University and is known for his book, "Darwin's Black Box." This site contains online articles by Behe, other info, and a great page on Molecular Machines and Irreducible Complexity.
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Johnson is a law professor at UC Berkeley and is considered by many to be the leader of the "Intelligent Design Movement." The site contains online articles and personal information.
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William Dembski holds a PhD in Math and Philosophy as well as a having a Masters in Divinity and is the author of The Design Inference which Behe says, "constructs the formal logical arguments necessary for rigorous evaluation of design hypotheses." The site has info about his other books and links to many online articles.
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Their science library contains links to articles by a myriad of authors including Behe, Johnson, Berlinksi, and Hugh Ross. The page also contains the Veritas Forum, video clips of interviews with Behe, Johnson, and others, and an archive of noteworthy quotes about origins.
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Stephen Jones, an Australian man who is very interested in the creation/evolution debate, has compiled an incredible number of internet links related to Phillip Johnson, most of which are highly related to "Intelligent Design". Be sure to also visit his Creation/Evolution quotes.
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Created by Intelligent Design afficionado, Mike Gene, this site aims to be "a gateway to various thoughts (mostly mine) on Origins and Intelligent Design" and "to simply demonstrate that there is more than one way to reasonably, albeit unconventionally, interpret Origin Events in the living world." See Mike Gene's extensive posts to other ID lists (such as ARN).
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Though quite wordy, this site has explanations of complexity, irreducible complexity, Rube Goldberg machines, the workings of the cell, and opposing arguments. It has some cool java games, try to outwit theirbeat the odds game!
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This site contains an online book, the Eye Design Book Dr. Curt Deckert. The broad and thorough book contains details on the intelligent design of various eyes including a description of how sight works, a discussion of various eye designs in nature, a discussion of the designer, and an extensive links page. The book has many figures aiding in the explanation of the text.
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Discovering Design has much material also found on ARN.org but serves as a unique gateway to help learn about intelligent design. Be sure to see their What is Intelligent Design? and definitions.
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This site is the home page of the book Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel. Strobel, a former reporter at the Chicago Tribune, interviews various scientists in the ID movement and documents their experiences and the evidence for intelligent design. The website includes resources for teachers, resources for pastors, brief information about intelligent design, and other resources. While there is not much yet (as of 5/04) on this website, it promises to develop and become better as time goes on.
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This blog hosts contributions from prominent ID theorist discussing various issues related to science, society, and intelligent design. As Jay Richards writes, "Intelligent Design The Future is a multiple contributor weblog. Its purpose is to explore the growing evidence for purpose and design in the universe. Posts will focus primarily on the intellectual issues at stake in the debate over intelligent design, rather than its implications for education, public policy, or whatever."
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"Mere Creation" is a conference devoted to discussing Intelligent Design theory. The site contains a general overview, lectures, abstracts, and photos from the conference.
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This site is dedicated to the intellectual defense of Christianity, but we place its link here because of its section about origins--the Darwinism Tutorial. Skeptical? Then they've even got a section just for you!
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This site's mission is "To promote evidence-based science education with regard to the origin of the universe and of life and its diversity. ... [and] [t]o enhance public awareness of the evidence of intelligent design in the universe and living systems." Check out their IDnet Symposium "Darwin, Design and Democracy: Teaching the Evidence in Science Education" on Saturday July 15th.
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The Day Star Network is devoted to "Exploring and debating the ultimate questions raised by science" and contains various interviews with scientists regarding origins. See its Interviews with famous physicists.
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Hosted by Leadership University, this intelligent design page has links to many articles written by well known names in the intelligent design movement, as well as a brief explanation of intelligent design theory.
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The Origins Guidepost is a personal pro-ID page hosted by Kevin Miller. It has a number of good resource pages including summary of arguments for a Creator, links, book reviews, news, and even creation-evolution jokes!
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Creationdigest.com is managed by Warren L. Johns, Esq., who has written books on law and the life of Charles Darwin. This website has a somewhat young earth Biblical creationist slant, however it claims it "articulates the worldview that life exists as a result of 'intelligent design' put in place by the miraculous power of an all-powerful, all-loving, all-wise God---the Designer and Creator of life and the author of all true science." See their Bookshelf, an article on Stasis, and an interview with biologist Duane Schmidt, author of "And God Created Darwin". They also send out a Free Newsletter.
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The IDEA Club at Vanderbilt University (in Tenessee) is a recently started IDEA Club student chapter, founded by undergraduate microbiology major Josh Smart. The club's a website has just gotten started, but they already have origins news and a calendar of events and reviews and rebuttals to Vanderbilt-related intelligent design issues. In the future, they plan to have an online library, student papers, and an online discussion page.
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This site is hosted by Kevin Miller, and has a number of good resource pages including summary of arguments for a Creator, links, book reviews, news, and even creation-evolution jokes!
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This is the website for the Jay Richards and Guillermo Gonzalez' book "The Priveleged Planet." The site has questions and answers, reviews, and links to various relevant articles as well as other resources.
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This blog about the media and evolution says the following: "The misreporting of the evolution issue is one key reason for this new blog. The newsmedia in the U.S. seem to have rediscovered the evolution controversy recently. Unfortunately, much of the news coverage has been sloppy, inaccurate, and in several cases, overtly biased"
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This blog by science-writer Denyse O'Leary contains her regular and witty updates on the debate over intelligent design. O'Leary is also the author of By Design or By Chance?.
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Telic Thoughts is a blog for a variety of pro-intelligent design personalities on the internet, including biologist "Mike Gene," "bipod," "Deuce" and others. The blog describes itself as follows: If the mention of flagella makes you spin, if youíre a hopeful monster for mutations, and if you think that thereís nothing that Kant canít, then Telic Thoughts is the blog for you. Here, we will explore intelligent design and the issues surrounding it, hopefully in a pleasant and fruitful atmosphere.

We are a group of individuals, coming from diverse backgrounds and not speaking for any organization, who have found common ground around teleological concepts, including intelligent design. We think these concepts have real potential to generate insights about our reality that are being drowned out by political advocacy from both sides. We hope this blog will provide a small voice that helps rectify this situation.
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This site doesn't have a lot on it yet, but it appears that sometime soon it might have a large number of resources including, featured authors, books, and examples of irreducible complexity!

Anti-Intelligent Design or "neutral" Websites

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A part of the unnofficial "World of Richard Dawkins website", this site contains "Reviews and Criticisms of Michael Behe's book ... and the hypothesis of Intelligent Design." Additionally, it holds an archive of links to published papers about biochemical evolution.
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This neutral website is claims, "This site aims at a careful and fair evaluation of the arguments against evolution and Darwinism. Although I accept evolution as a working theory, this site is neither an 'evolution propaganda' site, because propaganda implies silence about difficulties and alternatives, nor a 'debunking' site, because debunking means the critics are ignorant and wrong. Many evolutionary biologists are ignorant of well-informed criticism. By reading the critics, I learned illuminating things about the theory of evolution I never could have learned from the textbooks alone. Since Darwinism is a biological theory, the emphasis of this site is on biological aspects, not religion, education or law." It sticks to its neutrality and has extensive reviews of MANY pro and anti intelligent design and creaton-evolution oriented books.
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This site is a critique of the work of William Dembski, author of The Design Inference and Intelligent Design. Wesley Elsberry, a graduate student at Texas A&M Unviersity, created the site aiming it to be "a scholarly resource where the interested researcher can learn about not only William Dembski's ideas, but also about the significant criticisms which have been made concerning those ideas."
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Talk.Origins is a site promoting naturalism and arguing against Young Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design. This FAQ contains a critique of Intelligent Design theory and links to other anti-Intelligent Design sites.
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This site contains a large collection of pro-evolution and anti-ID articles. The site appears linked to other anti-ID sites such as TalkDesign.org and TalkOrigins.org.
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Professor of physics, Mark Perakh, has written a large number of articles critiquing Intelligent Design.
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The Boston Review is a neutral "political and literary forum" which contains essays and articles written by noteworthy authors. Their evolution page contains articles by many big names on both sides of the creation - evolution issue.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. "NCSE" is a site devoted to "working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack." Their site also contains some links to online evolution exhibits
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. TalkDesign is "a sub-site of TalkOrigins.org " and is "dedicated to: Assessing the claims of the Intelligent Design movement from the perspective of mainstream science; Addressing the wider political, cultural, philosophical, moral, religious, and educational issues that have inspired the ID movement; [and] Providing an archive of materials that critically examine the scientific claims of the ID movement" .
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Creation / Evolution Stance: Naturalism. The Panda's Thumb is a blog which describes itself as a place "where patrons gather to discuss evolutionary theory, critique the claims of the antievolution movement, defend the integrity of science and science education in America and around the world, and share good conversation." It is closely linked to the other anti-ID sites such as Talk Origins, the NCSE, and Talk Design, where its contributors regularly post. Various articles are posted which critique intelligent design theory and various creationist ideas.
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This website aims to be an "unbiased archive where Youth from all perspectives can "come and present their thoughts regarding the origins and evolutionary development by uniformitarian [mainstream] and/or catastrophic means."
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This essay by evolutionary biologist Massimo Pigliucci critiques some of the fundamental concepts behidn intelligent design theory, such as Behe's idea of "irreducible complexity," (IC) and Dembski's "specified complexity" (SC). The essay gives alternative explanations for the origin of IC and SC, from a non-intelligent design perspective.
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Part of the ActionBioscience, a "non-commercial, educational web site created and managed by BioScience Productions, Inc. to promote bioscience literacy by examining issues that will ... engage the public to reflect on the relationship between human activity and the natural course of evolution", this page hosts a number of articles from well known evolutionists including Donald Johanson, Tim Berra, and Niles Eldredge. It also has articles both for and against Intelligent Design from Natural History Magazine (April, 2002).
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Creation-Evolution Stance: not creationism. Created by Wesley Elsberry, this pro-evolution site aims to be, "for the critical examination of the antievolution movement. Unlike antievolution advocacy web sites, this site 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." It has lists of people, links, graphics and documents, and an excellent diagramatic description of the various viewpoints of the creation-evolution issue.
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The "BECSE" is a community group formed to stop the teaching of Design Theory at their local high school. The site details the group's work with the ACLU from 1998-2001, and their successful silencing of local biology teacher Roger DeHart. Contains a useful links page.
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This link contains a review of Darwin's Black Box by Michael Behe.
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Scientific American is a journal of popular technical science. This review, by Eugene C. Scott, exective director of the National Center for Science Education, is of the book "Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism" by Robert T. Pennock
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A part of the "Answers in Action website", this is a dialogue between 2 people (both pro and con) over Behe's mousetrap analogy and intelligent design.
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Part of the junk science website, this page sees Intelligent Design as a "threat to science education" and urges the reader to "take this threat seriously and meet it head on".
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This site is meant to provide links to people exploring the creation - evolution issue and "to gather both sides to a debate about creationism and evolution" so "both sides to learn of eachother and to argue against eachother" (sic).

Pro-Creationism Websites

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Rating Site Link Description
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Old Earth Creationism. Founded in 1986by Dr. Hugh Ross, "RTB" is dedicated to "Remove the doubts of skeptics, Strengthen the faith of believers, [and] Demonstrate that science and the Bible complement one another." This site tends to focus on astronomical arguments for God and Christianity.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. The site contains various essays by subject as well as a HUGE list of links to other Pro-Creationism websites.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Founded and directed by Ken Ham, "AIG" is dedicated to "equip[ing] the Church to defend the authority and accuracy of the Bible from the very first verse, thereby enabling it to more effectively present the Gospel in our increasingly secular, evolutionary society."
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. "ICR" was founded in 1970 by Henry Morris, and is located near San Diego in Santee. They have a large number of online "Impact Articles".
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Run by the Bible Science Association, this site has many interesting features including a Baloney Detector, and Creation - Evolution News Headlines.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. This site is run by the South Bay Creation Science organization and has detailed explanations of the Noachian Flood and many other topics.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. This site attempts to emulate the Talk.Origins site, and it also contains many links related to Intelligent Design.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Old Earth Creationism. This site has articles devoted to Christian Apologetics, Evolution, and also a page describing Scientific Evidence of Answered Prayer.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Makes the statement that, "Creation Science is simply the practice of science with the assumption andacknowledgement that there is a creator God, versus the now standard operating assumption of naturalism (that nature is "all there is)."
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Contains many articles about many evolution and creation topics, with a focus on Young Earth Creationism.
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Creation / Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. The Biblical Creation Society is a creationist organization with various scientists, based out of the United Kingdom, that has existed since 1976. Their site has resources discussing the environment, Richard Dawkins, Design, and various scientific issues.
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If you want to get the most up-to-date and well referenced briefs on current articles related to creation and evolution, this particular page is it. It is written for a popular audience with summaries of recent articles followed by entertaining commentary. It is typically written from the young Earth perspective, and their references to past articles is fantastic, allowing one to do as much more research as they choose on a given topic.
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Does God Exist is a bi-monthly journal which tends to have lots of articles related to Intelligent Design (from a pro-Intelligent Design perspective). The journal also deals with many other subjects such as The problem of human suffering and other philosophical and moral issues.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Old Earth Creationism. This site contains many great articles relating to both old and young earth creationist as well as evolutionist websites.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Statement: "The Center's primary objective has been to change the manner in which the public schools teach about evolutionary theories." Be sure to check out the Handy Dandy Evolution Refuter
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. This site takes a while to load but has a huge volume of information about other creationist organizations, links, and literature.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Contains many articles about evolution and creation topics and a "Who's Who" FAQ on the creation evolution issue.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. GenNet is "networking the scientific evidences of Genesis."
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Supposedly run by teens, this site contains an online poll, and articles presenting both sides.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. This young earth creationist organization in the Twin-Cities area of Minnesota hosts a variety of pages including articles, calendar of events in the Twin-Cities area, adventure safaris, and a monthly bulletin.
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"The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation presents the 'Catholic Seminar on Origins' to proclaim the fullness of the Catholic teaching on the origins of man and of the universe from the perspective of Scripture, Tradition, and natural science. These seminars can be adapted to any audience, from elementary to post-graduate, by members of the Kolbe Center staff and Advisory Council."
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Founded in 1963 by 10 scientists, "CRS" is "a scientific society with worldwide membership, [which] is recognized internationally for its firm commitment to scientific special creation.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Creation Science of Saskatchewan Inc. is an organization which distributes much young-earth creationist material in Canada.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Founded by Dr. Walt Brown, "CSC" describes itself as a, "non-profit organization ... dedicated to origins research.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. This website has discussions of the Solar System, biology, philosophyhttp://www.questionevolution.com/geology.html, , as well as a rebuttal section from evolutionists.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Contains information about creationism in many languages--even Hungarian!
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Though it is unclear who this site belongs to or what exactly they believe, it does contains some ideas related to intelligent design theory and references to various works by well known intelligent design enthusiasts.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Created by Fred Williams, this site claims it "presents a satirical look at the fairy tale of molecules-to-man evolution, demonstrating via graphical presentations the silliness of some of the hurdles an evolutionist must make to reconcile science with his faith in evolution". Resources include "Monkey-Man Hypothesis Thwarted by Mutation Rates," debates, critique of fossil evidence for evolution, evidence for the validity of the Bible, and a discussion of Haldane's dilemma.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. This new San Diego area - run website is largely graphics based, with a "Flash" introduction and images related to Biblical creation. It also has links.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism. Website dedicated to the "Bible Science Association" which was founded by Dr. Walter Lang.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Young Earth Creationism.

Pro-Evolution / Anti-Creationism Websites

Ratings: **** = highest    * = lowest
Rating Site Link Description
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. This unofficial site is devoted to Zoology Professor Richard Dawkins, and contains much personal information and links to online articles by Dawkins, as well as many other links to sites taking an evolutionary point of view.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. Talk.Origins is a "Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins." The site has many resources and is geared to argue against Creationism, particularly Young Earth Creationism. However many of their faq's are quite informative and unbiased in nature (though others aren't so unbiased). It also has a great list of links to other creation or evolution sites.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. This is the official website for the PBS series Evolution and it contains a number of pages explaining evolutionary theory, as it is exposited in each of the 7 episodes. It has an evolution library and resources for teachers and students. Click here for our PBS Evolution Critique Page.
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This government-funded site is designed to be a teachers guide for evolution. Developed by the NCSE and UC Berkeley, it has a strong pro-evolution / anti-ID bias, however this site provides a good presentation of much of the information out there used in favor of teaching evolution.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. "NCSE" is a site devoted to "working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack." Their site also contains some links to online evolution exhibits
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. This site has tons of "government" information about the creation evolution issue including Science and Creationism: A View from the NAS, 2nd Edition (1999).
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Creation-Evolution Stance: not creationism. Created by Lenny Flank, this pro-evolution site has a lot of resources, and devotes much of its space to critiquing young-earth creationist arguments. although I'm not sure how useful the site is because it devotes a lot of space to promoting the false stereotype that creationists are uneducated lying people trying to promote religion, it does have many resources. Be sure to check out their, "Suggested reading list.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. This page contains many links to resources, as well as a classification system for different of types of creationists.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. This page contains commentary from an evolutionist perspective on a great number of commonly encountered issues in creation vs. evolution.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Naturalism. This page desires to see "Science Presented as an Integrated Monistic Worldview" and contains links to numerous articles relating to science and religion.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Theistic Evolution. Faith and Reason Ministries is a Christian theistic evolutionist site that offers a book called Science and Christianity by John D. Callahan, who discussions of Jesus is, and discussions of extraterrestrial life.
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Creation-Evolution Stance: Eastern Theistic / Evolution. This website is devoted to a book "The Wonder of the World" by Roy Abraham Varghese, panelist at the Parliament of World Religions held in Chicago. The book aims to be a "a sensitive, profound and clear discussion of the important issues of our universe and our existence, including questions, answers, and uncertainties."
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This website contains the writings and information from Edward T. Babinski, a pro-evolution agnostic author who is a former YEC Christian. The site contains, links to Cretinism vs. Evilution?, information on whale hind limbs, and his thoughts on YEC.

Links to specific topics

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This site contains the entire text of William Paley's 1802 book "Natural Theology; or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity". Historically, this is perhaps the best known work on the Design Argument.