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Founding Father Thomas Jefferson on Intelligent Design


In a special edition of ID the Future for Independence Day weekend, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow John West explores the real views of American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson on intelligent design.

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Critics of intelligent design sometimes claim they are defending the principles of Jefferson in trying to ban discussions of intelligent design. In the words of one writer, “Thomas Jefferson makes it quite clear that there was not a consensus of support among the authors of the Constitution… to support theological doctrines such as intelligent design.”
But would Jefferson himself agree?
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