Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Intelligent Design

Modified scientific creationism argument that life was created by a transcendent mind, a supreme being who shepherds the purposeful unfolding of life and who has provided critical structures of sufficient complexity that they cannot be explained by a Darwinian evolutionary process. Supporters are self-styled as Intelligent Designers (IDs). Aka intelligent design creationism (IDC).

See argument from design and Paley’s watchmaker argument.

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