General Definition of Intelligent Design:
Intelligent Design is a study of information, especially complex specified information (CSI), that overlaps into several scientific research fields. The focus is on how CSI in the form of DNA originates and increases in the genome of a population that results in greater complexity.
General Definition of the scientific theory of Intelligent Design:
Intelligent Design is the proposition that physical and biological systems are a result of artificial intervention in addition to undirected natural processes.
Unlike Creationism, which is based upon religion, Neo ID theory is science. Neo ID does not refute Darwin’s theory of natural selection or common descent, but opens up new scientific fields of research, such as quantifying information to measure biological complexity.
TECHNICAL DEFINITIONS OF ID:
1. MECHANISM: ID as a mechanism in and of itself – Intelligent Design is the action and result of artificial intervention interrupting undirected natural processes, such as natural selection. Examples include genetic engineering and selective breeding.
2. HYPOTHESIS: ID as a scientific hypothesis in biology – Intelligent Design is the proposition that evolution requires an artificial intervention.*
3. SCIENTIFIC THEORY: Intelligent Design Theory in Biology is the scientific theory that artificial intervention is a universally necessary condition of the first initiation of life, development of the first cell, and increasing information in the genome of a population leading to greater complexity evidenced by the generation of original biochemical structures.
Summary Restatement of Intelligent Design Theory:
The diversity of life on Earth is a result of artificial intervention interrupting and enhancing natural processes.
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* Typically, natural selection and mutations are all that is required according to present evolutionary theory. ID proposes that such natural processes operating without another undiscovered mechanism are not responsible for the diversity of life.