Audio: Would Thomas Jefferson have wanted design theory taught in school?
|July 5, 2012||Posted by News under Culture, Audio, News|
This Intelligent Design: The Future podcast explores Jefferson’s actual views on design:
Critics of intelligent design sometimes claim they are defending the principles of American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson in trying to ban discussions of intelligent design. In the words of one writer, “Thomas Jefferson makes it quite clear that there was not a consensus of support among the authors of the Constitution… to support theological doctrines such as intelligent design.” But would Thomas Jefferson himself agree? In this special July 4th edition of ID the Future, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow John West explores the real views of Jefferson on intelligent design.
Actually, as a deist, Jefferson would likely have got along great with the later Antony Flew.
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