Intelligent Design: An Intelligent Way Of Disguising Religion

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Could Adam and Eve have been apes? Evolutionists say humans evolved from apes, but many religious people cannot swallow the thought. For years, religious people have voiced their unhappiness that schools teach evolution. The Bible says that God put all the plants, animals, and people on this planet, and evolution completely contradicts that. The idea of including creationism in schools has been brought to courts multiple times but with no success. Now the creationists have a new way of presenting it. They disguise it behind science and use the term Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design is a form of creationism under new terminology and is the attempt of many to incorporate religion into school systems and science education; it has no legitimacy as a true scientific theory, because at its core, it is not science.
Intelligent Design poses a real threat to the education of our nation. At least twelve different states have brought up the idea of Intelligent Design or creationism in state courts (“Intelligent design in politics”). One of the most important cases occurred in the county in which I live. So for me, Intelligent Design hits close to home. I can remember sitting in biology class freshmen year of high school and being taught the theory of evolution. Before teaching evolution, my teacher stated that evolution is merely a theory, it is not proven, and the only reason we had to learn it was because we would see it on our test. I never thought of evolution as a valid, proven, or viable scientific theory until recently. I had never believed in evolution because I was taught not to do so. My teacher hindered my scientific education. I hope the same does not occur for more students, but Intelligent Design proposes a real threat.
Let us first look at what exactly Intelligent Design claims. According to the Discovery Institute, Intelligent Design describes how “certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.” Intelligent Design claims that “many features of living organisms are too complex to have evolved entirely through the natural process of evolution, as Charles Darwin proposed. Instead, they claim, some aspects of those organisms must have been created, fully formed, by a so-called ‘intelligent designer’” (McMaster). Anybody can notice that the words Intelligent Designer and God are synonymous which makes it a religious belief. One of the most recent and important court cases focusing on Intelligent Design is Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District (Matsumura). Dover High School fought to have Intelligent Design mentioned as a theory in science classes alongside the theory of evolution and to provide students with access to an Intelligent Design textbook (McMaster). In the end, Dover School District lost the case, but Intelligent Design gained much attention. Although Intelligent Design lost, that does not mean it will stop fighting.
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