Professor Michelle James
GE 372- Written Analysis
21 September 2011
Intelligent Design vs. Evolution
Intelligent design refers to a scientific research program as well as a community of researchers, theorists and other scholars who try to find evidence of design in nature. The philosophy of intelligent design holds that certain features of the world and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Through the study and analysis of a system's components, a design theorist is able to conclude whether various natural structures are the product of chance, natural law, intelligent design, or just some type of random combination. Evolution is the justification for the growth, alteration and variety of life, as well as the morphing similarities among different kinds of life.
The case for evolution does not depend, even for a minute, upon a claim that living organisms are not complex or intricate. One case in point is a structure often cited as a perfect example of intelligent design: the human eye. Scientific and religious ideologies are naturally different. Scientific approach accepts only scientifically-based proofs and does not accept anything that cannot be logically explained, proven theoretically or practically demonstrated through multiple experiments. Religious ideology is based on faith. Believers do not question Scriptures and believe that God and his actions cannot be logically explained or understood, thus
should be simply accepted with faith. Thus, we see that these are two opposite world-views and ideologies.
After reading about both theories, I'm leaning towards the theory of Intelligent Design. Intelligent design is a scientific method (the science) that we use in everyday life such as observations, hypothesis, experiments, and conclusion; we use this four-step process everyday. This point is important because we are supposed to define...