Few Signs of Intelligence

The Saga of Bill Dembski at Baylor

by Angus J. L. Menuge

William Dembski, a leader in the intelligent design movement, was demoted last fall from his position as director of the newly founded Michael Polanyi Center at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. This action followed concerted efforts earlier in the year by members of Baylor’s faculty to close the center.

An external review committee had been appointed to evaluate the credentials of the center’s work. Despite the hostility of many of its members, the committee eventually found in favor of the legitimacy of Dembski’s research. With reporters on his heels just after the committee . . .

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Angus J. L. Menuge is Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin, where he is associate director of the Cranach Institute (www.cranach.org). He has edited three books, including C. S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands, and has recently published Agents Under Fire: Materialism and the Rationality of Science (Rowman & Littlefield).

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