Questions tagged [intelligent-design]

Intelligent design (ID) is a form of creationism promulgated by the Discovery Institute, a politically conservative think tank. The Institute defines it as the proposition that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection."

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Is Intelligent Design falsifiable?

In an article titled Intelligent Design is Falsifiable, the Discovery Institute claims: There is a belief among media commentators that intelligent design is unscientific because it is unfalsifiable ...
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Does "The Fossil Record" evidence sufficiently support evolution?

According to Darwin, the absence of intermediate fossil forms “is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.” What new fossil finds, if any, have occurred since ...
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Do utility bill printers place envelope contents to the left of the envelope? [closed]

After years of opening envelopes from bank statements to utility bills, I noticed that I tend to always tear off the right side of the envelope (I don't have a letter opener knife). I've noticed that ...
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Do peer-reviewed scientific journals reject articles that propose intelligent design, regardless of merit?

Members of the intelligent design (ID) movement, when responding to arguments that journal articles don't support ID, claim that peer-reviewed scientific journals typically reject articles critical of ...
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Is the Earth 6000 years old?

Dr Kent Hovind, a noted American Young Earth creationist, claims that the Earth is only 6000 years old. When I was growing up, I was taught in school that dinosaurs come from at least millions of ...