Intelligent Design: is it an intelligent idea?

Michael Ruse says Intelligent design is an oxymoron and makes a good case.

ID is theology – very bad theology. As soon as you bring God into the world on a daily creative basis, then the theodicy problem – the problem of evil – rears its ugly head.

The basis of science is to find a means to understand how things work. There is a fundamental dissonance between this search and the ascribing of the effort at some arbitrary point to deus ex machina (wikipedia). That technique is sometimes useful in fiction and, perhaps, religion, but not in science. Evolution is science, creationism, a.k.a. intelligent design, is not.

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