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IDEA Center Intelligent Design FAQ Listings

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Can we positively say something was designed?
Does intelligent design make predictions? Is it testable?
Is it appropriate to justify intelligent design theory via analogies?
Does intelligent design completely reject Darwinian evolution?
Does intelligent design theory implement the scientific method?
Has a lack of intelligent design theory hindered scientific progress?
Is ID just a negative argument against evolution?
Does intelligent design theory makes the "Unexplained" = "Unexplainable" fallacy?
Aren't "biological machines" too different from human-made machines to be considered examples of designed machines?
Can irreducible complexity can be evolved via gene duplication and co-optation of parts?
How did the designer do the designing?
Is intelligent design merely an "argument from ignorance?"
Hasn't intelligent design theory been proven wrong?
What sort of progress has intelligent design made recently?
Wouldn't intelligent design theory be the end of scientific investigation--a "science stopper?"

Who Designed the Designer?
ID is asking us to accept the existence of an intelligent designer. Where is there evidence for the intelligent designer?
Isn't intelligent design just a rehash of William Paley's 19th century design arguments, refuted Hume and Darwin?
According to intelligent design theory, who is the designer and why can't intelligent design theory identitfy the designer?
Some things appear "unintelligently designed" or are poorly designed. Is ID falsified by "sub-optimal design"?
Is ID a "god-of-the-gaps" argument?
Is intelligent design an appeal to miracles or the supernatural?
Is ID just a religious concept?
Could something be designed if it were an "evil design?"
What are intelligent agents and how do they act?
Can we tell the "purpose" of a designed object?
What is the mechanism the designer used to design?
Would teaching intelligent design violate the Establishment Clause of First Amendment of the Constitution?
Doesn't ID suggest eliminating evolution from schools or "watering down" the curriculum?
Why is intelligent design theory often controversial?
Isn't intelligent design just a movement trying to push a political agenda?
What prompts a group of people to challenge the dominant scientific paradigm?
Does ID want to sneak creationism through the "back door" (into science and schools)?
Is intelligent design just creationism (or creationism "in disguise")?
Why isn't intelligent design found published in peer-reviewed science journals?
Isn't ID just trying to "sabotage science"?
Is ID just in the U.S. or is it also international?