intelligent design


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intelligent design

n.
1. The belief that physical and biological systems observed in the universe result chiefly from purposeful design by an intelligent being rather than from chance and other undirected natural processes.
2. The purposeful design perceived in the universe or one of its parts and attributed to such a being.

intelligent design

n
1. (Theology) a theory that rejects the theory of natural selection, arguing that the complexities of the universe and of all life suggest an intelligent cause in the form of a supreme creator
2. (Biology) a theory that rejects the theory of natural selection, arguing that the complexities of the universe and of all life suggest an intelligent cause in the form of a supreme creator
Translations
インテリジェント・デザイン知能設計
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At the same time it extended itself to north and south, joining small patches of mist that appeared to come out of the mountainside on exactly the same level, with an intelligent design to be absorbed.
By accident I mean that which happens blindly and without intelligent design.
There is very little intelligent design in the majority of marriages; but they are none the worse for that.
The lawsuit, in which Americans United served as co-counsel, struck down a central Pennsylvania school district's policy of using intelligent design in an attempt to undermine evolution.
Media perspectives on intelligent design and evolution.
This study investigates how evolution versus intelligent design is handled in the public, private Christian, private Jewish, and Christian Home-school K-12 settings through a review of the current literature and by interviewing teachers in these educational venues.
Proponents of intelligent design claim the Cambrian explosion of 545 million years ago, when the body plans of the ancestors of most animals developed, occurred too rapidly be explained by the gradual process of Darwinian evolution.
With so much focus on Charles Darwin's 200th birthday this year, the topic of evolution and intelligent design has taken on a greater meaning in both science classrooms and school districts across the nation.
SIGNATURE IN THE CELL: DNA AND THE EVIDENCE FOR INTELLIGENT DESIGN argues that Charles Darwin did not refute intelligent design, and that the case has been misrepresented by the media and local school boards.
Under cross-examination, Behe admitted "there are no peer reviewed articles by anyone advocating for intelligent design supported by pertinent experiments or calculations which provide detailed rigorous accounts of how intelligent design of any biological system occurred".
Miller, who lives in Rehoboth, said evolution is a hot-button issue for those who believe in the theory of intelligent design, which holds features of the universe and of living things are best explained by "an intelligent cause" and not an undirected process such as natural selection.
A Teachers TV poll of 1,200 teachers found almost a third (30 per cent) consider creationism or intelligent design, to some extent, during science lessons.

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