A sceptic's guide to intelligent design

Holmes, Bob; Randerson, James
July 2005
New Scientist;7/9/2005, Vol. 187 Issue 2507, p10
The article reports that advocates of intelligent design (ID) argue that it deserves to be taken seriously as a rigorous scientific alternative to evolution by natural selection. William Dembski, a mathematician, philosopher and leading ID proponent affiliated with the Discovery Institute, describes ID as a scientific programme that leads to an understanding of a generic supernatural intelligence. Michael Behe, a biochemist at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and a leading proponent of ID says that Darwinism postulates random mutations and natural selection for essentially all aspects of life.


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