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  1. Introduction
  2. The view of the Center for Science and Culture
  3. The basis of the claims of the theory of intelligent design
  4. Commentary
  5. Conclusion
  6. Works cited

According to the First Amendment, ?Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,? and according to the Fourteenth Amendment, ?No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.? Thus, an analysis of the first amendment, in light of the fourteenth, it stands to say that no state is allowed to pass laws that support the establishment of a religion. Thus, we must establish whether teaching intelligent design constitutes a religion. If intelligent design is a form of religion, than creating a law that would require it to be taught in public schools would be a violation of the first and fourteenth amendments, and therefore, be unconstitutional. If, however, intelligent design is not a form of religion, then laws requiring to be taught would be constitutional, and therefore, legal.

[...] Intelligent Design and Religion According to the First Amendment, ?Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,? and according to the Fourteenth Amendment, state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.? Thus, an analysis of the first amendment, in light of the fourteenth, it stands to say that no state is allowed to pass laws that support the establishment of a religion. Thus, we must establish whether teaching intelligent design constitutes a religion. [...]


[...] Thus, it becomes apparent that the proponents of intelligent design believe in it because they think it is right, and their supporters believe in them, because they think they are right. If one looks at intelligent design in this light, one may make the argument that it resembles a religion, or rather, that intelligent design is religious in nature. Thus far we have not established the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design, but have only said that it may or may not be viewed as religious, and the purpose of this article is to identify whether teaching intelligent design is legal or not. [...]

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