1 The example of fairy rings as a refutation of the design influence was originally suggested by Flietstra (1998).

2 Note that none of the active proponents of either ID or creation science are contributing to the scientific discussion of these points: instead of debating evolution theory at professional scientific conferences or in journals, they perform no research on evolutionary biology but merely report on the work of other scientists (e.g., Johnson 1991; Wells 2000), often distorting it severely in the process (Branch 2002; Coyne 1996, 2002; Gould 1992; Padian and Gishlick 2002; Scott 2001b; Scott and Sager 1992). They prepare their articles and books for the general reader rather than the scientific public.

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