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Irreducible complexity, defined by imbeciles that spend meaningless lives selling half-truths and whole lies to anyone that still wants God in classrooms. The closest thing to a legitimate argument for intelligent design is pointing out flaws in the current theory of evolution. I.D. by definition is not and can never be science, because it is based upon an element beyond human understanding creating life. The scientific method can't be applied, because it's not a "scientific theory" that can be tested or something for which evidence can be collected, only a "theory" that people believe based upon their own understanding of the issue.
Intelligent design is almost like science, without the science part. But it sure got popular fast
by the epitome of greatness July 10, 2008
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Creationism under a psuedo-scientific name. Ultimately, it is a myth developed by those who have no understanding or respect of science. People who discredit evolution are misguided at best.
Bay-oosh wants to teach intelligent design because he wants America to become a third-world theocracy/
by Fuck You Script Kiddies! December 20, 2005
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alternative metaphysical life origin theory to metaphysical life from non life theory presented in college- and high school classes by misguided persons with little understanding of observational science
inappropriate forum: neither belong in a such science classes, but if the latter uncaused effect, life evolving from non-life, is offered then also the former, intelligent design, must be offered
by Quirk Evinced Fairly January 26, 2013
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An alternative scientific theory for the origins of life. Contrary to what 99% of people will tell you, Intelligent Design is not grounded in religion, nor does it assume the existence of an intelligent being as creator. Instead, the theory suggests that intelligence is a force that exists in the universe(similar to gravity or magnetism), and that it affected the development of life on Earth. Unfortunately, the opponents of Intelligent Design have succeeded in convincing the public that the theory is simply Christian Creationism in disguise, and its proponents are promoting the theory out of religious fervor. This lie has become so engrained in the minds of people that it seems that nothing could expose the truth.
I'm not here to offer evidence for Intelligent Design. I'm just here to debunk a all-too-common myth about the theory.
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An alternative theory to evolution for the theory of life.
Intelligent Design says that intelligence is a force that exists in the universe, like gravity, and we can see its effects in the development of life on Earth.
Contrary to what many would tell you, Intelligent Design isn't simply Creationism in disguise. It doesn't name a specific entity as the "intelligent Designer". However, the claim that ID-as Intelligent Design is often known-is the brainchild of religion has become common wisdom, and the theory has been excluded from classrooms in the name of "seperation of church and state".
Evidence for Intelligent Design:
The fossil record: The progression of species in the fossil record shows the appearance of a planned process
Irreducible complexity: Many organism parts, such as the cell and DNA, are extremely complex. The absence of just one part would render the whole structure useless. Such complex structures simply could not have been the result of natural forces.
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Intelligent design, as i define it, is the study of any organism or biological sequence, that is staistically incapable of ceating itself, or being the result of natural selection acting on variation(which some things are). If no logical pathway of evolution can be concieved and the statistical odds are largely against the organism in question forming itself, we can argue with reason that an outside influence was involved in creating this organism. that outside influence can be defined as the intelligent designer. the identity of the designer is irrelevant, the fact that the organism exists with help from an outside force holds that it was created. the higher intelligence could be some form of extra terrestrial, or could be a divine being namely God.
the mathematical odds of something not happening are 1 in 10 to the power of 50.the mathematical odds of DNA being the result of sponatneous generation( forming itself) are 1 in 10 to the power of 67(A.J. White, "Uniformitarianism, Probability and Evolution), thus we can conclude that DNA did not create itself, and the only other logical outcome is that it was created or the result of intelligent design
by rob science July 28, 2007
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A alternative theory to evolution for the origins of life. Intelligent Design is NOT grounded in religion. It does not name a specific entity as the "Intelligent Designer." Instead, it proposes that intelligence is a force in the universe, like gravity, and that its effects can be seen in the development of life on Earth. Unfortunately, the opponents of Intelligent Design have succeeded in convincing the government and public that the theory is religion in disguise and teaching it in public schools violates the seperation of church of state. This myth has been so ruthlessly propogated that any evidence disproving it is flagrantly ignored.
It doesn't matter whether Intelligent Design is correct or not. What does matter is that it is a true scientific theory and deserves to be taught as such, if only to break the monopoly evolution has on scientific theories for the origin of life.
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