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YES, Intelligent Design is scientific
- Intelligent design can be used to teach science because although with the scientific method there is experimentation and observation there is the interpretation of the results, which lend to an understanding based on an interpretation of the results.
- Intelligent design theory although heavily points to a Creator, it does not refer to our God as the Creator which allows the possibility of it being used in the school system to teach science.
- Evolution Theory is just that a theory, and if this is going to be taught as a method of science then it is only fair that Intelligent design theory also be allowed to be taught as an alternative.
No, Intelligent design is not scientific
- Intelligent design, although relies on empirical observation, natural law plays a big role in the propagation of the theory as idealized by William Dembski. He argues that even though an item has been designed, nature eventually takes its course into the way a certain item or activity turns out to be in the future.
- Secondly, the fact that the intelligent design refers to a series of observations as to the origin of a certain object or species or activity, others just happen by chance and this cannot be ruled out. Therefore, it becomes very hard to infer to the fact that a scientific test can be carried out to prove the origins of such events.
- Lastly, intelligent design is not scientific because of the fact that different theories have to be idealized in order to prove that a certain event happens scientifically. Although the natural processes are also theorized, it is obvious that such complexities such as irreducible and otherwise specified complexity do not refer to the only sources of reference when looking at a design (Newworldencyclopedia, 2009).