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Abstract

In this analysis of the intelligent design theory textbook, Of Pandas and People, I seek a better understanding of how the authors propose intelligent design as a legitimate science. By looking at this text through the rhetorical concept of imitation, I show how the authors attempt to validate the text for uses in public education classrooms. In doing this, the authors of the text attempt to imitate science, scientists and science textbooks, but do so in ways that reveal their teleological position to the scientific and legal community and alienate their creationist progenitors.

Keywords

imitation, intelligent design, evolution, creationism, Rhetoric of Science

Total Pages

17

Rights

Copyright © 2012 Julie A. Homchick

DOI

10.13008/2151-2957.1109

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