At the turn of the century, a group of students at the University of California at San Diego founded the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness Center - more commonly known as IDEA Center. What was originally a small club at that university alone eventually developed into an entirely new organization altogether.
Intelligent Design is a theory which holds that certain observable characteristics within the fields of cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and biology are best explained as being the product of an intelligent cause and not the accident of blind/undirected processes.
To put it in simple terms: Intelligent Design is a damning concept that makes the outrageous suggestion that there might be more to life and the universe as a whole than just particle collision and matter/energy interactions - perhaps mind really did precede matter.
The purpose of IDEA Center was to encourage any willing persons to set up IDEA clubs. Within these you can discuss matters regarding various theories on origins and have a number of other benefits from IDEA Center staff as well (more on how that's been going later).
This blog is mean to serve as a kind of archival center for stuff related to an IDEA club that was originally approved in 2009. To be honest the "club" had been pretty sparse during the first few years it was even set up. It was really just an off and on kind of thing, until now.
As of just a few weeks ago, things have REALLY picked up in terms of club activity now that we finally have a surge in interest and a game plan for discussions and activities. The sky is really the limit now, and the momentum seems to be building up even more each week.
This blog will organize defenses of key ID books, as well as any other points of discussion we deem to be worth posting here. As time goes on, we hope this blog will help serve additional discussions outside the IDEA clubs that branch out from the one we started.