Intelligent Design: An Intelligent Way of Disguising Religion

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Could Adam and Eve have been apes? Evolutionists say humans evolved from apes, but many religious people cannot swallow the thought. For years, religious people have voiced their unhappiness that schools teach evolution. The Bible says that God put all the plants, animals, and people on this planet, and evolution completely contradicts that. The idea of including creationism in schools has been brought to courts multiple times but with no success. Now the creationists have a new way of presenting it. They disguise it behind science and use the term Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design is a form of creationism under new terminology and is the attempt of many to incorporate religion into school systems and science education; it has no legitimacy as a true scientific theory, because at its core, it is not science.

Intelligent Design poses a real threat to the education of our nation. At least twelve different states have brought up the idea of Intelligent Design or creationism in state courts (“Intelligent design in politics”). One of the most important cases occurred in the county in which I live. So for me, Intelligent Design hits close to home. I can remember sitting in biology class freshmen year of high school and being taught the theory of evolution. Before teaching evolution, my teacher stated that evolution is merely a theory, it is not proven, and the only reason we had to learn it was because we would see it on our test. I never thought of evolution as a valid, proven, or viable scientific theory until recently. I had never believed in evolution because I was taught not to do so. My teacher hindered my scientific education. I hope the same does not occur for more students, but Intelligent Design proposes a real threat. ...

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