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IDEA Center mentioned in Concerned Women for America's "Family Voice Magazine" - November 6, 2001

An article entitled, "Has evolution met its match? Design, Darwinism and the Freedom to Learn", from September/October 2001 issue of Concerned Women for America's Family Voice Magazine, mentions the IDEA Center. Concerned Women for America is a conservative feminist group who boasts to be "the nation's largest public policy women's organization ... helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy." The quote from the article, which can be read in its entirely at is as follows: While we wait for science standards to catch up, students and parents can fill in the blanks on their own.

Withholding information about the design/evolution debate does students a disservice.

“Whenever you shut down conversation,” commented Dembski, “that’s asking for students to be indoctrinated.

“Youth … want to buck the status quo, and Darwinism is totally status quo. It’s a monopoly enforced in an authoritarian way. I don’t think the younger generation is going to put up with it.”

That’s how Casey Luskin and his friends reacted. Casey recently completed his master’s thesis in geology at the University of California, San Diego. With three others, he started the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center in 1999 to initiate dialogue on design theory. Compared to the academic elite, “students tend to be more open to discussion,” said Casey. The vision of IDEA is to establish similar groups in high schools and other universities."
The IDEA Club would like to thank the article author, Catherina Hurlburt, for contacting us and including us in her article. Although technically incorrect (the IDEA Center wasn't founded until 2001, and in 1999 the IDEA Club at UC San Diego was founded), IDEA is very grateful to Concerned Women for America for writing this article about intelligent design and mentioning the IDEA Center.