Thanks to a kind donor, we can sponsor an essay contest this summer.
We’ve all heard what the effect would be of accepting design as a cause in nature alongside of law and chance: Science hurtles back to the dark ages, fascism wipes out democracy, Armageddon arrives, and – worst of all – people who question Darwinism keep their jobs. Change the channel, and that’s just not happening.
So let’s look at real-world consequences. Here’s the question: How would acceptance of design, alongside law and chance, as a fundamental cause in nature change the way we do science?
Eligible entrants: High school, college, or university undergrads, worldwide.
Prizes: $200 first prize, $100 second prize
Length: 1200-1500 words
Deadline: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Submit to: Uncommon Descent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Judges to be announced.
The winners will be announced at Uncommon Descent, and the winning essays published here.
(Note: You may write under a pen name, but Uncommon Descent must be able to verify your true identity. All entries held in confidence.)