In the bitter debates over evolution, it is a common practice for the defenders of the orthodox Darwinian approach to argue that not only is Intelligent Design (ID) theory wrong, but it doesn’t even count as a scientific theory. After all, so the orthodox defenders argue, you can’t really test to see if an intelligent being created life on Earth, and so ID must be excluded from biology, period. Bob argues that this particular rhetorical move is obviously bogus, and gives two simple examples to show why.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- A 2007 statement from the Union of Concerned Scientists on why Intelligent Design is not a scientific theory (among other alleged problems).
- A pro-ID webpage giving a brief description and further links.
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