TITLE

Teoria do Design Inteligente: teoria científica ou discurso religioso? Apontamentos sobre uma controvérsia atual

AUTHOR(S)
Seixas Andrade, Roney; do Valle Barbosa, Wilmar
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
HORIZONTE: Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da ReligiÃ;abr-jun2013, Vol. 11 Issue 30, p709
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article has as a backdrop the controversy between creationism and evolutionism that still captures the imagination of large religious segments, especially in the USA. This text highlights the propositions drawn up by the so called Intelligent Design Theory. Such theory, which is presented as scientific and devoid of any religious commitment aims to demonstrate empirically that the complexity observed in nature, in the universe and in the life, is a the result of a genuine design. In this sense, it would be a product of an organizing intelligence and not a product of purely material and random processes resulting from chance, or from natural selection, as suggested by Darwinism. In this article, we will deal with the emergence of Intelligent Design and its main arguments, such as elaborated by its proponents, studied by its analysts and confronted by critics, to verify if it is considered a scientific theory or a more sophisticated variant of Christian creationism.
ACCESSION #
89420024

 

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