|Abstract||With its metaphors of war and calls to martyrdom, the Intelligent Design (ID) Creationist movement is reigniting old animosities between religion and science. This article discusses several of the key religious controversies involving ID Creationism, especially the flaws in William Dembski’s defense of ID. It also rebuts his charge that science’s naturalistic method is a “pre-modern sin” and shows how this is a problem not for science but for ID, which aims to resurrect occult explanations. Contrary to Demski’s claim, methodological naturalism is not a constraint upon the world but a constraint upon science. The difference between science and creationism is like the difference between seeing hurricanes and thunderstorms as natural disasters rather than as acts of God.|
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