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intelligent design

noun
1.
the theory that the universe and living things were designed and created by the purposeful action of an intelligent agent.
Abbreviation: ID.
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intelligent design

noun
1.
a theory that rejects the theory of natural selection, arguing that the complexities of the universe and of all life suggest an intelligent cause in the form of a supreme creator
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Contemporary definitions for intelligent de sign
noun

a theory that nature and complex biological structures were designed by intelligent beings and were not created by chance; abbr. ID

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Intelligent design refers to the theory that intelligent causes are responsible for the origin of the universe and of life in all its diversity

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