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What is ID? Does it have a future?

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  • rlbaty50
    http://blogs.christianpost.com/science-and-faith/what-is-the-theory-of-intelligent-design-and-does-it-have-a-future-9066/ What is the Theory of Intelligent
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      What is the Theory of Intelligent Design and does it Have a Future?

      By Mike Keas
      March 30, 2012

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      The theory of intelligent design (ID) holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection.

      Intelligent design theorists engage in an effort to empirically detect whether many instances of "apparent design" in nature are genuine design (the product of an intelligent cause) or are simply the product of an undirected process such as natural selection acting on random variations.

      ID is different than creationism.

      Creationism is focused on defending a literal reading of the Genesis account, usually including the creation of the earth by the biblical God a few thousand years ago.

      Unlike creationism, the scientific theory of intelligent design does not have within its scientific resources the ability to discover the source of design.

      Honest critics of intelligent design acknowledge the difference between intelligent design and creationism.

      How bright is the future of intelligent design?

      Despite what you hear -- or don't hear -- from critics (especially those in the media), the past 5 to 10 years have been a boom period for ID research.

      There are now over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications that document this progress.

      The article How Bright is the Future of Intelligent Design? summarizes recent advances in ID.

      (I previously posted the reference to the 50 publications and the "How Bright..." article in the two previous messages.-RLBaty)

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