|"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank
Joined: Feb. 2005
New book available on the Intelligent Design Movement:
“Deception by Design: The Intelligent Design Movement in America”, by Lenny Flank.
A history of the anti-evolution "Intelligent Design" movement in the US, from the Scopes trial in 1925, through the rise of creation "science" in the 1980's, to the rise of intelligent design "theory" in the 1990's. Appendix includes the Wedge Document, a leaked internal document which spells out the theocratic political goals of the Intelligent Design movement.
Although it won't be in bookstores until April, "Deception by Design" is available now through Amazon.Com, or directly from the publisher at: http://www.redandblackpublishers.com. (The publisher is offering a 33% discount from the list price through the website.)
Author: Lenny Flank
Title: Deception by Design: The Intelligent Design Movement in America
Date of Publication: April 1, 2007
Number of Pages: 244
Includes bibliographical references
Lenny Flank, Jr first became involved in the creation/evolution controversy in 1982, when a local school district in Pennsylvania introduced plans for an "equal time" policy for evolution and creation "science". Lenny helped organize a local coalition of teachers, students, clergy and business leaders to oppose the policy. He is the webmaster of the Creation "Science" Debunked website (http://www.geocities.com/lflank), one of the most extensive evolution/creation resources on the Web, and the owner of the DebunkCreation email list, the largest evolution/creation list at Yahoogroups. During the Pennsylvania "intelligent design" trial in 2005, the DebunkCreation group, with members from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, organized a donation of 23 science books to the Dover High School Library, to, as they put it, "increase knowledge and decrease ignorance". Lenny is also a respected contributor/commenter at the Talk.Origins newsgroup and the Panda's Thumb blog.
A mini-interview with the author can be found at:
Editor, Red and Black Publishers