Argument: Intelligent design does not restrict itself to scientific observation
- "Why 'Intelligent Design' (ID) is not science." Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. Retrieved 1.30.08 - "science restricts itself to material knowledge. And it seeks to develop hypotheses that will assist us in understanding and predicting the nature of our world. Recently, the concept of “Intelligent Design” (ID) as been brought forward as an alternative 'theory' explaining the origin of the diversity of life on Earth. The key to ID is the notion that many of the basic parts that all organisms share are too complex to have arisen from gradual change. ID proposes that some external agent or intelligence is responsible for making these critical bits."