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Intelligent design is mainstream (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Intelligent design is mainstream (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.

Claim CI001.3:

Intelligent design has been accepted as a mainstream scientific theory. It is argued before school boards; top scientists have published articles about it; its promotional videos have even been shown on public television.

Source: Winn, Pete, 2003 (Aug. 15). A new day, some new science.Citizen Link

CreationWiki response:

This boils down to few basic questions:

  • What is mainstream science?
  • By whose authority is something deemed mainstream science?

This is actually an elitist term, since it implies a superiority of so called mainstream scientific theories over alternatives, without regard to their objective merits.