Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 18:33:29 -0700
Subject: Press Release
The Intelligent Design Undergraduate Research Center is proud to announce the first-ever Graduate Awards to two of its most respected members. Their names are being deliberately withheld. The recent cases of Rick Sternberg, Guillermo Gonzalez, and others testify to the importance of these bright minds remaining out of the crosshairs of those opposed to open-minded investigation.
Tristan Abbey, the director of IDURC, congratulated the winners with this message: “Only honest, rigorous, scientific investigation of intelligent design will determine its status in ten years: whether it will be taken seriously as a scientific theory or merely regarded as a quaint set of assertions. These two will be shining examples for years to come of what it means to have an open mind. Live bravely, friends, but also wisely.”
Each summer, IDURC will present Graduate Awards to outstanding students who have just completed their undergraduate degrees and have demonstrated exemplary dedication to both the study of science and the rigorous investigation of intelligent design.
This year, award-winners will each receive a one-time grant funded by Access Research Network to be used however they wish, and an autographed copy of _Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA_, inscribed by William Dembski.