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 27, 2013
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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 Downvoting Victim December 21, 2005
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Science, Religion and Truth, bastardised.
Intelligent Design is "Creationism in a cheap Tuxedo".
by THobern September 16, 2007
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A whole-baked idea that the right wing is using to devalue the teachings of the theory of evolution in public schools. What this concept is devoid of is that it cannot be proved nor disproved, unlike evolution which is a theory but has evidence. Stuff that cannot be proven and has no evidence should not be taught in public schools.
Intelligent Design is a right wing conspiracy that the moral majority is using to recruit more closed and easily persuaded minds.
by mistahtom November 9, 2005
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Aside from being a laughably bad example of the word "intelligent", Intelligent Design is pretty much a joke that accidently gained belief and popularity, much like the War of the Worlds radio program from 1938.

The basic concept is that God must have created everything because sunflowers are pretty. The only "scientists" who support this theory have phony degrees and doctorates that they bought for cash from unaccredited Bible colleges , rather than taking any actual courses to earn. While it is completely disregarded by real scientists, it is creeping into classrooms. This is due to the fact that the amount of people with no understaning of scientific theory far outweigh those that do, even though it would only take an hour of reading to familiarize one's self with the basics.

All in all, Intelligent Design is the final nail in the coffin of our already dying public education system. It is sure to make future generations regard everyone in our time as slack-jawed morons.
Cletus: "Gawly, I gots 5 F's on my report card again? What ever will I do?"

Christian Literalist Retard: "Not to worry Cletus! Me and my cronies just got Intelligent Design added to every one of your classes! Now you can just write 'Because God did it' on all your test answers, and pass with flying colors!"

Cletus: "Hooray! I'm gonna be President!"
by Monster of Maple Street December 14, 2006
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Creationism masquerading as science. Asserts that the universe is too complex to have come about on its own and must have been designed by some intelligent being (we are, of course, to assume this being is God).

This is the argument from incredulity, which can be restated as, "I don't understand how this happened, so God must've done it." It may satisfy some, until we actually do understand how something happens and no longer need God as an explanation.

The Intelligent Design movement is actually an agenda of the Discovery Institute, a Young Earth Creationist organization devoted to evangelizing by spreading misinformation about such things as the theory of evolution. In their leaked "wedge document," they detail a plan to insert Intelligent Design as an alternative to the theory of evolution in public school science curriculums. This, they believe, will stem the dissemination of accurate scientific information in favor of ideas that don't contradict their beliefs.

By removing the religious trappings of creationism (they are careful not to mention the Christian God, Jesus, or the Bible), they hold Intelligent Design up as genuine science. Apparently they've never bothered to check the definition of "science," since it mentions things like falsifiable hypotheses, evidence, stuff like that. Intelligent Design is pseudoscience and a real danger to education in the U.S.
ID proponents want Intelligent Design taught in science classes instead of evolution, not alongside it. They may claim only a desire for fairness, but that's only the beginning. If we let ID into our classrooms, they won't stop there.
by Damastikatah October 4, 2008
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REEDITED: Something a bunch of drunk religous people and
disgruntled science teachers cooked up in their basement while high on PCP. Sadly, the people who came up with ID
are not at all intelligent.
I am high on PCP...I just invented a farout concept - Intelligent Design!!!
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