Three Position Papers on Intelligent Design in the Public Schools
These brief working documents are used in my Biology 101 course to encourage students to draw together what they know about science, politics, and the theology of the human will to speak to a current issue.
In a team format, they are encouraged to compare these positions and select one which they (as a team) wish to identify with. The preponderance of teams are attracted to the third position. Assumptions made toward the end of this third position are accepted with little critical thought. It has been a fascinating exercise in using a biological issue to address fundamental philosophical problems we all face and don’t admit to very readily.
Charles Detwiler. 2007. "Three Position Papers on Intelligent Design in the Public Schools" Faculty Publications and Presentations
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles_detwiler/5