Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Accurate Secular Summary of ID Theory in new A Level Textbook

A paragraph on Intelligent Design Theory from the new A-Level textbook 'AQA Religious Studies: Philosophy of Religion' (Nelson Thornes, 2008) by Anne Jordan, Neil Lockyer and Edwin Tate:

'Intelligent design is the claim that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Not all those who accept this theory would specify the nature of identity of the designer as God. Although they do not state that God is the designer, the designer is often implicitly hypothesized to have intervened in a way that only a god could intervene, and the principle advocates of the theory are Christian.' (p. 104)

At last, if one pays attention to the qualifying terms (e.g. 'often', 'principle'), an accurate representation of ID theory in a secular educational source! Let joy be unconfined.

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