Intelligent Design: A Bona Fide Theory Essay

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Sir Isaac Newton once said, “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion”. As a major contributor to modern physics with his discovery of gravity, Isaac Newton held a convicting belief in an intelligent designer who created the universe and humanity. According to Discovery Institute (n.d.), “The theory of intelligent design holds that certain feature of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection” (para.1). Although intelligent design is quickly becoming regarded as a scientific theory with more than 50 peer-reviewed journals published, as of now there is no tolerance for it to be taught in America’s…show more content…
As described by Oxford University Press (n.d.), an education is defined as “a body of knowledge acquired while being educated”. The aim of any teaching institution is to give knowledge and understanding to their students. As an alternative theory to evolution, intelligent design should be taught in public schools to enhance students’ knowledge of the theories regarding the origin of life. To be considered a scientific theory, the idea of ID must go through the process of the scientific method, which includes an observation, hypothesis, experiment, and conclusion. A brief overview of the scientific method behind ID is explained by the IDEA Center (n.d.),
Intelligent design begins with the observation that intelligent beings produce complex and specified information (CSI). Design theorists hypothesize that if objects are designed, they will contain CSI. They then seek to find CSI. One easily testable form of CSI is irreducible complexity [certain biological systems are too complex to have evolved] (IC). ID researchers can then experimentally reverse-engineer biological structures to see if they are IC. If they find them, they can conclude design (p.1).
Simply put, if intelligent design is tested and approved by the method that all other scientific theories are determined by, then ID is a legitimate scientific theory as plausible as evolution and should therefore be taught to students as well. According to a survey done by

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