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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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Examples from the web for intelligent design
  • All intelligent design has to do to be effective is create confusion about the validity of evolutionary theory.
  • Intricate cellular components are often cited as evidence of intelligent design.
  • Evolution is still the intelligent design of all species.
  • The falsity of intelligent design is established by the existence of those who can believe in it.
  • Again, the science and idea of this occurrence makes perfect sense in evolution, but makes no sense in intelligent design.
  • One who asks whether a stochastic evolutionary process or intelligent design better explains some biological formation.
  • Properly designed resources that offer energy when recycled could be bread into a form of intelligent design however.
  • The variable light speed model has its connection to the intelligent design theory.
  • intelligent design is one of the many theories put forward over centuries of thought for how the world began.
  • The biggest argument for the intelligent design crowd is the panda's mating habits.
British Dictionary definitions for intelligent design

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 design
noun

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

Examples

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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