Intelligent Design Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that seeks institutional objectivity in origins science.

Objectivity results from the use of the scientific method without philosophic or religious assumptions in seeking answers to the question: Where do we come from?

We believe objectivity in the institutions of science, government and the media will lead not only to good origins science, but also to constitutional neutrality in this subjective, historical science that unavoidably impacts religion. We promote the scientific evidence of intelligent design because proper consideration of that evidence is necessary to achieve not only scientific objectivity but also constitutional neutrality.

Click here for a Statement of Objectives regarding Origins Science that we believe most would agree with.

Citizens for Objective Public Education (COPE) seeks to require objectivity in Next Generation Science Standards.

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• Law Review Article Explains Core Issue and Error of Kitzmiller Decision: 

Summary of: John Calvert, Kitzmiller's Error: Using an Exclusive Rather Than Inclusive Definition of Religion, Liberty University Law Review, Vol 3, No. 2, pp 213-328 (Spr 2009)

Remarks of John H. Calvert, J.D. at a symposia on Intelligent Design and the law at Liberty University School of Law, February 6, 2009 

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Download the front and back of a bookmark that can be handed to any audience as a summary explanation of Intelligent Design. The bookmark can be printed two-sided on stiff letter size stock and cut into 4 marks per page.

A 15-page article, We have no Excuse: A scientific case for relating life to mind, explains in detail the content of the bookmark. Permission is granted to reproduce the bookmarks and We have no Excuse article for educational purposes.

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Intelligent Design







The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. ID is thus a scientific disagreement with the core claim of evolutionary theory that the apparent design of living systems is an illusion that can be adequately explained by only natural causes.

In a broader sense, Intelligent Design is simply the science of design detection -- how to recognize patterns arranged by an intelligent cause for a purpose. Design detection is used in a number of scientific fields, including anthropology, forensic sciences that seek to explain the cause of events such as a death or fire, cryptanalysis and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). An inference that certain biological information may be the product of an intelligent cause can be tested or evaluated in the same manner as scientists daily test for design in other sciences.

ID is controversial because of the religious implications of its evidence, rather than the significant weight of its evidence. ID proponents believe science should be conducted objectively, without regard to the implications of its findings. This is particularly necessary in origins science because of its historical (and thus very subjective) nature, and because it is a science that unavoidably impacts religion.

Positive evidence of design in living systems consists of the semantic, meaningful or functional nature of biological information, the lack of any known law that can explain the sequence of symbols that carry the "messages," and statistical and experimental evidence that tends to rule out chance as a plausible explanation. Other evidence challenges the adequacy of natural or material causes to explain both the origin and diversity of life.

Intelligent Design is an intellectual movement that includes a scientific research program for investigating intelligent causes and that challenges naturalistic explanations of origins which currently drive science education and research.


:: Public Education:  Hosting and sponsoring educational events; presenting information through the media and assisting with the production of books, articles, and audio and video tapes about intelligent design.
:: Teaching Resources:  Providing advice and legal and educational resources for state and local education agencies
:: Networking:  Developing networks with existing organizations; assisting groups with the formation of local organizations and clubs; keeping interested persons and groups advised on developments within the Intelligent Design movement

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A Correct Definition of Religion Resolves the Conflict Between Science and Religion
John Calvert, March 11, 2009

The Radar of Evolutionary Biology - An Odd Device to Use in Science, by John Calvert, July 28, 2008

Contact Information

Kansas Office: Manager: John Calvert, Telephone: 816-797-2869,
Postal address: P.O. Box 14702, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66285-4702, E-mail:

New Mexico Office: Manager: Joe Renick, Telephone: 505-899-6838,
Postal address: 4429 Rio Trumperos CT NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120
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