Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Necessary Clarification about Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design (capital I, capital D) is not, absolutely not - let me say it again: not - about the inference from natural laws that the universe was designed by a Creator. Intelligent Design (capital I, capital D) is the positive assertion that the laws of the universe do not allow for the natural evolution of life as we know it.

Which means that in order to make their case, the Intelligent Design (capital I, capital D) proponents need to do more than make an inference of design. They need to establish that 1. we know all the laws of the universe, and 2. those laws do not entail naturally evolved life.

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