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Intelligent Design and Special Creation
« on: November 27, 2018, 07:22:40 AM »
What is the difference between Intelligent Design and Special Creation?
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Re: Intelligent Design and Special Creation
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 09:37:36 AM »
Essentially nothing. IDers do focus a lot more on the significant scientific components of the natural order however.

This is a good intro to ID:
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Re: Intelligent Design and Special Creation
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 12:19:46 PM »
Intelligent design proponents generally accept that evolution by natural selection has occurred and explains much of what we observe in biology. They deny that natural selection explains everything and instead conclude that certain aspects of biology require special creation.

Proponents of special creation hold that virtually everything, or at least the existence of distinct species, requires immediate creation by God and that evolution by natural selection does not explain anything that we observe in biology, at least it does not explain anything pertaining to the distinction of species (some special creationists admit that evolution can explain changes within a species)
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Re: Intelligent Design and Special Creation
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 09:06:52 AM »
The two are quite close. Dr. Michael Behe, for e.g. is an ID theorist very close to special creation. Some ID theorists like Dr. Stephen Meyer, and such very well qualified and intelligent scientists, are unfortunately some times scared of mentioning God or Jesus as our Creator because of bullying from the leftist establishment. So ID has a lot of strong points, and it can be proven conclusively from many other fields of human endeavor that design detection (e.g. in archaeology, forensic science, cryptography) is purely scientific and entirely a legitimate inference. Dr. Meyer is responsible for developing a truly powerful argument showing that DNA is incontrovertible proof an Intelligent Designer. Exciting stuff. Dr. Behe synthesized a concept known as "irreducible complexity". The good folks at are ID theorists.

ID is good; the only thing is we should not be silent about identity of the Designer. The Designer is precisely that God Whom our evolutionary friends are trying to run away from. He is waiting for them to turn back from error and come to His loving arms.
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