Sunday, November 18, 2012

Origins of Modern Intelligent Design Theory

The modern intelligent design movement began in 1989 with the publication by Charles Thaxton of Of Pandas and People, the first book to make use of the phrase “intelligent design,” though the term had been used in other contexts. The main argument of intelligent design is a negative one, that organisms are so complex that they could not have evolved through random mutations and that only an intelligent being ...
could have designed them. In order to avoid being accused of pushing a religious agenda, the proponents do not name the intelligent designer, though it is assumed to be God.