September 29, 2005

The Discovery Institute offers an

The Discovery Institute offers an FAQ on what "intelligent design" actually is and how it is not rooted in creationism. Here's a snippet:
2. Is intelligent design theory the same as creationism? No. Intelligent design theory is simply an effort to empirically detect whether the “apparent design” in nature acknowledged by virtually all biologists is genuine design (the product of an intelligent cause) or is simply the product of an undirected process such as natural selection acting on random variations. Creationism is focused on defending a literal reading of the Genesis account, usually including the creation of the earth by the Biblical God a few thousand years ago. Unlike creationism, the scientific theory of intelligent design is agnostic regarding the source of design and has no commitment to defending Genesis, the Bible or any other sacred text.
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