Intelligent Design: A Bona Fide Theory

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Sir Isaac Newton once said, “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion”. As a major contributor to modern physics with his discovery of gravity, Isaac Newton held a convicting belief in an intelligent designer who created the universe and humanity. According to Discovery Institute (n.d.), “The theory of intelligent design holds that certain feature of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection” (para.1). Although intelligent design is quickly becoming regarded as a scientific theory with more than 50 peer-reviewed journals published, as of now there is no tolerance for it to be taught in America’s public school education system (Discovery Institute, 2012, para. 2). Those against the idea of intelligent design (ID) being taught in schools argue that it would be unconstitutional, going against the separation of church and state, and ID should not be taught due to the significant amount of evidence supporting the theory of evolution. Those for ID being taught in public schools argue that intelligent design is a scientific theory employing the methods commonly used by other historical sciences to conclude certain feature of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause that evolution cannot explain. Intelligent design does not discuss specifically who or what designed the universe, simple that something out there must be responsible for having a part in creating intelligent beings. The American public education system needs to recognize another substantial theory exists explaining the origin of life other than evolution. Attention should be brought to the current...

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