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*'''[[Argument: Intelligent design cannot be scientifically tested| Intelligent design cannot be scientifically tested]]''' *'''[[Argument: Intelligent design cannot be scientifically tested| Intelligent design cannot be scientifically tested]]'''
-But is ID Science? Should it be taught in a science classroom alongside the Theory of Evolution? 
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*'''[[Argument: Intelligent design offers no scientific, predictive value| Intelligent design offers no scientific, predictive value]]''' *'''[[Argument: Intelligent design offers no scientific, predictive value| Intelligent design offers no scientific, predictive value]]'''
-"One of the most important characteristics of scientific hypotheses and theories is the predictive power they provide. ID does not offer any new explanation or observation about these complex structures that the Theory of Evolution does not already provide. The observation that some structures in organisms are too complex to have originated from gradual change will not help scientists to develop a better antibiotic, for example." + 
*'''[[Argument: Intelligent design closes scientific inquiry| Intelligent design closes scientific inquiry]] the idea that “some things are too complex” is anti-scientific, since it seems to suggest that we shouldn’t try to understand the origins of the complex structures. ID discourages us from looking and asking questions. True science, however, moves on. If it is later found to be the case that some structures in organisms do not have more primitive counterparts, science will observe and recognize this fact, and the new knowledge will be incorporated into evolutionary theory. *'''[[Argument: Intelligent design closes scientific inquiry| Intelligent design closes scientific inquiry]] the idea that “some things are too complex” is anti-scientific, since it seems to suggest that we shouldn’t try to understand the origins of the complex structures. ID discourages us from looking and asking questions. True science, however, moves on. If it is later found to be the case that some structures in organisms do not have more primitive counterparts, science will observe and recognize this fact, and the new knowledge will be incorporated into evolutionary theory.

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Is Intelligent Design a legitimate scientific theory?

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  • Intelligent design closes scientific inquiry the idea that “some things are too complex” is anti-scientific, since it seems to suggest that we shouldn’t try to understand the origins of the complex structures. ID discourages us from looking and asking questions. True science, however, moves on. If it is later found to be the case that some structures in organisms do not have more primitive counterparts, science will observe and recognize this fact, and the new knowledge will be incorporated into evolutionary theory.


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