"Intelligent Design" Intelligence failure

What have you heard about Intelligent Design (ID) Theory?

If you have been listening to the mainstream media you may have heard things like intelligent design 'doesn't believe that life developed through evolution' (which is false), or that 'intelligent design is dismissed by nearly all scientists' and that it is 'nothing more than religion masquerading as science' and other false statements. In fact you can find ALL of these example statements in a recent Yahoo-News article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050819/ap_on_go_co/frist_intelligent_design

The public is simply being mis-informed on this issue. Intelligent design does NOT argue that evolution did not happen. It DOES argue that if evolution happens, it is started by and/or guided by an intelligent force - that evolution probably doesn't happen by pure chance. ID is NOT necessarily religious. It leaves the intelligent designer totally undefined - in fact, 'space aliens' could fit the ID scheme just as well as any sort of God; the point is that given the observable complexity of say, human DNA, and the relatively short period of time it has had to develop to an extremely sophisticated level, a guiding force of some sort is seen as highly probable. Intelligent design is NOT a radical theory held by a few loonies. It IS a credible theory that attempts to make sense of the scientific evidence and is endorsed by a number of reputable scientists at major universities. Click here to read a series of surveys that ends with an extensive list of scientists who favor ID, and let their credentials speak for themselves:

In other words, much of the media descriptions of ID are misleading, and simply false either as a result of laziness and failure to investigate or because of an anti-ID agenda of some kind. In either case, the major media outlets are doing the whole country a disservice by not allowing our voters to make a well-informed decision, since most of our information does indeed come from mainstream media at the moment. And we all know that ill-informed decisions can be disastrous.

For more info about Intelligent Design see: http://www.intelligentdesignnetwork.org/
or read The Design Revolution by William A. Dembski,
Pandas and People by Percival Davis, Dean H. Kenyon, or
Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe



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