ACU joins Intelligent Design debate
The Australian Catholic University's Graduate School for Research in Philosophy and Theology has published a journal that suggests the Intelligent Design debate goes "far deeper than it appears".
The recent edition of ACU National's Ethics Education: A Journal for Applied Philosophy and Ethics in the Christian Tradition adopts Intelligent Design as its theme, with the objective of advancing scholarly discussion on this highly relevant issue.
"The question strikes directly at our conceptions of the kind of beings we are and what our knowledge of ourselves implies about how we should act toward each other and to the world in which we live," said Ethics Education editor and Associate Professor of Philosophy, Dr John Ozolins.
The journal presents a collection of papers that canvas various aspects of the Intelligent Design argument, and the article selection is forthright, challenging, and provocative. Indeed, contributing academic and Professor of Theology at ACU National, Dr Neil Ormerod, contends: "Intelligent design is based on a misunderstanding of God's relationship to creation…It is an unnecessary hypothesis which should be consigned to the dustbin of scientific and theological history."
The journal also includes papers covering the potential conflict between theory acceptance and established principles of biological evolution, philosophy and ethical responsibility.
ACU National joins in the Intelligent Design debate (Australian Catholic University 5/1/06)
LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Ethics Education: Intelligent Design Volume 11, Issue 2, 2005
9 Jan 2006