20 Years Ago, the Intelligent Design Movement’s “Wedge Document” Was Exposed


On February 5, 1999, the “not for distribution” Wedge Document was first uploaded online for the world to see. The document, produced by the Discovery Institute, explained the “master plan” of the Intelligent Design movement.

By Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist

Here, for example, were their five year goals:

To see intelligent design theory as an accepted alternative in the sciences and scientific research being done from the perspective of design theory.

To see the beginning of the influence of design theory in spheres other than natural science.

To see major new debates in education, life issues, legal and personal responsibility pushed to the front of the national agenda.

In twenty years, they wanted to see Intelligent Design as the “dominant perspective in science.”

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