What is wrong with intelligent design?

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Gregory W. Dawes
University of Otago
Abstract
While a great deal of abuse has been directed at intelligent design theory (ID), its starting point is a fact about biological organisms that cries out for explanation, namely "specified complexity" (SC). Advocates of ID deploy three kind of argument from specified complexity to the existence of a designer: an eliminative argument, an inductive argument, and an inference to the best explanation. Only the first of these merits the abuse directed at it; the other two arguments are worthy of respect. If they fail, it is only because we have a better explanation of SC, namely Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection
Keywords Intelligent design  Design arguments  Teleological arguments
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DOI 10.1007/s11153-007-9112-2
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Inference to the Best Explanation.Peter Lipton - 2004 - Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.
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In Defense of Naturalism.Gregory W. Dawes - 2011 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70 (1):3-25.

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