Intelligent Design Theory

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Register to read the introduction…The family play an integral role in the social development of a person. It is here that people get their initial religious orientation, as parents and the older members of the family influence and teach the young about religion. The school becomes the next agent that affirms a person’s belief in religion as well as introducing the principles of science and showing how the two can co-exist and become interdependent on each other. Here, students learn that God gave man mind to manage His creation thus man developed science to study that creation so that he can know how to manage and take good care of…show more content…
Scholars who propose intelligent design try to evade the topic of God and the Holy Bible, and instead present it as a scientific hypothesis. Science involves gathering of empirical facts which are subject to critical reasoning based on the evidence they present to form a hypothesis. Moreover, for a theory to be scientific it has to be consistent and sparing in its explanations. The theory should describe and explain an observed phenomenon which should be subject to test and falsification. It should also be progressive as to continue previous theories (Fuller, 2007). Scientists argue that intelligent design cannot be considered a science because it is not consistent, can neither be proved nor falsified. Intelligent design cannot be empirically tested and is never progressive. Intelligent design is thus a religious belief, a humanity which cannot be considered a science (Fuller, 2007). She further argues that it cannot “accurately represent the consensus of science scholars”.…show more content…
It is crucial for the public to get exposed to the scientific perspective with a separation of state and church. The public policies should not be based on any religious doctrine but rather on secular principles. This would work well to promote and protect scientific inquiry and have public policy based on empirical evidence and not on religion. Science plays an important role in trying to explain origin of life and find solutions to nature’s problems, and simplifying work. Thus the public should refrain from legislations or actions influenced by religious beliefs such as failure to seek medical
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