A Quick Intro to Intelligent Design

Posted: July 11, 2011 by Amy Hall in Intelligently Designed

There are a lot of misconceptions about what Intelligent Design is. It’s more than just saying, “We don’t know how this happened, so God must have done it!” In this week’s article, Brett gives a brief introduction to the concept:

In January of 2004, the atheist community was rocked by a major announcement. Antony Flew, probably the world’s most influential atheist of the last 50 years, publicly acknowledged his move from atheism to belief in God’s existence…. Let me give you some perspective. Flew’s announcement is equivalent to Billy Graham calling a press conference and telling the world he is leaving Christianity. Can you imagine the shockwaves throughout the Christian world?

So why did this life-long atheist ditch atheism? Flew said he “had to go where the evidence leads.” And what was that evidence? “I think that the most impressive arguments for God’s existence are those that are supported by recent scientific discoveries…I think the argument to Intelligent Design is enormously stronger than it was when I first met it.”

Whoa. Did you hear that? A really smart atheist was convinced by the scientific evidence for God’s existence…. So what is Intelligent Design? And what evidence is he referring to?

Read the rest of the article at STR Place.

  1. Chris Maness says:

    I think intelligent design has a bad reputation in intellectual circles. It almost has a stigma attached to it from some really poor characterizations.

    Chris Maness