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For Parents, Teachers and School Boards

Would you like your school to change from Evolution Only to a more objective approach - an approach that promotes critical thinking, opens minds and permits teachers to explain the scientific controversies about our origins - Where we come from? IF SO, THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!

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    1. Where can I find a good overview of the controversy?
    2. Why is evolution and Evolution Only so controversial?
    3. What do scientists and Congress say about an EVOLUTION ONLY curriculum?
    4. What is an appropriate response to the policy of National Science Organizations against ID?
    5. What are other school districts doing to promote objectivity in origins science?



Objective Origins Science Policy. This short and simple policy is modeled after a similar policy that was pending in the Ohio House of Representatives as of October 1, 2002.  It encourages objectivity, critical thinking and discussion of the full range of scientific views regarding origins as contemplated by the No Child Left Behind Act of  2001.  It discourages the use of "hidden agendas" by requiring an appropriate and candid discussion of material assumptions used and the inherently subjective nature of this historical science that seeks to explain singular events that occur in the distant past.

Technical Explanation of Objective Origins Science Policy,
(Intelligent Design network, inc. March 2001)


John H. Calvert, Should Public Schools Suppress Scientific Controversies over Core Claims of Evolution? (Paper presented at the American Enterprise Institute forum on Intelligent Design, on October 21, 2005, Washington, D.C.)

Suggested Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law regarding proposed changes to the Kansas Science Standards by John H. Calvert, J.D. and William S. Harris, PhD (May 26, 2005)

There is no conflict between institutionally objective science and religion. Remarks of John H. Calvert, Esq.. Presented on April 29, 2006, at the Northern District of California Judicial Conference Litigating Morality.

Dover Court Establishes State Materialism, by John H. Calvert, JD, BA (geology) (The Watchman, February 2006)

John H. Calvert, J.D. and William S. Harris, Ph.D., Teaching Origins Science in Public Schools: Memorandum and Opinion, (Intelligent Design network, inc. March 2001) [File 186 KB]

"Teaching the Origins Controversy: Science or Religion or Speech, 2000 Utah Law Review 39 (February 9, 2001).

Memorandum From John Calvert to the Science Standards Committee of the Ohio State Board of Education, Regarding the Freiler Case, dated February 4, 2002

John H. Calvert, J.D. Are we designs or occurrences?  Should science and government prejudge the question? (Nov 10, 2003 Draft) 

Legal Opinion to the Darby Montana School Board, Dated February 19, 2004.

It is illegal for public schools to suppress the controversy, Remarks of John H. Calvert, Esq. at Darwin, Design & Democracy V: Science Converges on Design, University of New Mexico, September 25, 2004

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Memorandum from IDnet Managing Directors and Managers Responding to Resolution of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that seeks to censor Intelligent Design - HTML version or PDF version

Audio tapes of seventeen presentations at Darwin Design & Democracy IV at the University of Minnesota on November 15, 2003.  For a list of tapes and on-line ordering via credit card visit http://secure.verimax.us/idnet2/catalog/

Unlocking the Mysteries of Life: The Scientific Case for Intelligent Design.
Produced by Illustra Media, this recently released video features Michael Behe, Ph.D., William Dembski, Ph.D., Jonathan Wells, Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, Ph.D. and Scott Minnich, Ph.D. Order copies for $20.00@ at IDnet@att.net.

Icons of Evolution: The Growing Scientific Controversy over Darwin.  Produced by ColdWater Media, LLC,.  This video explores what students are being taught about evolution and why the teaching does not mention the raging scientific controversy over Darwinian evolution. Order copies for $20.00@ at IDnet@att.net.

The Triumph of Design and the Demise of Darwin, Award winning documentary produced by Jack Cashill, Ph.D. 

"I Was a TEENAGE DARWINIST,"  Woody Cozad's Dazzling One Man Show, Produced by Jack Cashill.  This is a video of Woody's performance at the National Symposium on Intelligent Design held in Kansas City on July 14, 2000.  To order your copy contact Video Post Productions at 1-888-411-6277. 

Order audio & video tapes of our 3rd Annual Symposium on July 26 & 27, 2002, in Kansas City

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Visit Access Research Network to Purchase Books: 


Denyse O'Leary, By Design or by Chance?: The Growing Controversy on the Origins of Life in the Universe (Augsburg Press, 2004)  http://www.arn.org/arnproducts/books/b088.htm

A study guide for the book that provides curriculum materials may be obtained at http://www.arn.org/arnproducts/books/b088sk.htm




The Rule.  A one act play about the trial of a biology teacher who seeks to teach origins science objectively. Order copies at $5.00 at IDnet@att.net.  You may read The Rule by clicking on the Icon.  You may also print a copy for personal use for academic purposes, but not for production or redistribution.  If you wish to perform The Rule please call 913-268-0852 or send an email to IDnet@att.net where arrangements can be made for a royalty free license. [PDF File 205 KB]


Michael J. Behe, Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (The Free Press, 1996)



Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth: Why Much of What we Teach about  Evolution is Wrong. Jonathan Wells, Ph.D., a cell and molecular biologist, with illustrations by Jody Sjogren, M.S., CMI (Certified Medical Illustrator).


William Dembski, No Free Lunch; Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without Intelligence, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)  




The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism, Phillip E. Johnson (Inter Varsity Press, 2000).


Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design, Edited by William A. Dembski and James M. Kushiner, (Brazos Press, 2002).



Many other resources are available on the IDnet web site. In particular click on the Science Standards and Publications pages. We also urge you to visit the links shown under the LINKS page of our web site. Be sure to visit the Discovery Institute site, the Science Excellence for All Ohioans site, and the Access Research Network  sites.

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