Educational Institutions

Intelligent Design Evolution Awareness Center

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.ideacenter.org

Mission Statement

The purpose of the IDEA Center shall be to: * Promote, as a scientific theory, the idea that life was designed by an intelligent designer, * Educate people about scientific problems with purely natural explanations for the origins and evolution of life, * Challenge the philosophical assumptions of Darwinism, naturalism, and materialism, * Facilitate discussion, debate, and dialogue in a warm, friendly, and open atmosphere where individuals feel free to speak their personal views, * Host lectures, conferences, and other events for churches, educators, and those interested, * Help establish and maintain student-run IDEA Club chapters on school campuses or wherever interest exists. The Center hopes to host classes, conferences, and discussion groups whenever possible to fulfill our mission statement and to include universities, churches, high schools, community institutions, and any other accepting venue in the Center's activities as opportunities and resources avail themselves.

Service Areas

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National

IDEA Center clubs are located throughout the US.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mr. Casey Luskin

Keywords

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intelligent design, evolution, Darwin,

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Also Known As

Idea Center

EIN

46-0485893

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

* IDEA Clubs: The IDEA Center supports an international network IDEA Clubs, which are student-led clubs on college and high school campuses, and in communities, that promote awareness of the scientific evidence supporting intelligent design. * Newsletters: The Light Bulb is the Center's free semi-annual newsletter, providing science updates, and articles covering current topics of interest in the intelligent design and creation - evolution issue. * Seminars: IDEA Center Staff give free lectures before college level, high school, and junior high science or other classes at public and private schools, as well as before church and community groups. * Classes: The Center teaches the "IDEA Course," 5-15 week class covering the basics of intelligent design and evolution. * Conferences: The Center hosts large weekend conferences. Our first "IDEA Conference 2002" was held at the University of San Francisco and drew over 150 people, including many students. * Website: The Center maintains an informative website with free articles, graphics, links, and other resources.

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Service Areas

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National

IDEA Center clubs are located throughout the US.

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Intelligent Design Evolution Awareness Center

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Principal Officer

Mr. Casey Luskin

BIO

B.S. Earth Sciences, UCSD M.S. Earth Sciences, UCSD Law Student, University of San Diego

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ryan P. Huxley

No Affiliation

Term: Sept 2010 -

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