Intelligent Design Argumentative Analysis

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“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” (Isaac Newton) This takes place among the most basic argument that arises when discussing religious fundamental beliefs. An idea that, since no absolute proof of our origin has shown, we must come from an intelligent source, because something did not come from nothing. Consistently perpetuating as a powerful way of thought, disputed throughout history many individuals dying and persecuted as a result. Nowadays people don’t die from debates like this, rather we take the dispute to the court system and challenge them. Arguably the most important decision America’s court system obtained on religious freedom is, Epperson v. Arkansas, we see how …show more content…
Creationism is the belief that everything grew in its current form just a “short” time ago by an all-powerful being. While intelligent design says how god was the creator of evolution and the seemingly random process evolution describes are nothing but god’s designs. The most basic belief that God started life has been around for perhaps all of human history and is the basis of almost all religious based laws. The laws passed on religious doctrines are of the ideology that god did it and anything against this thought process is against god himself. Modern beliefs and definitions in the christian universe of America is the two beliefs of Intelligent design and creationism. In fact, a reference to (Figure A) we can see the relations of the Intelligent Design, Creationism, and that only recently gained popularity on par with Intelligent Design begun rise above Creationism. This implication can also be seen within the highly debated book of the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial “Of Panda’s and People” which replaces the word “creationism” with “intelligent Design” in (figure B). These charts are used to support the argument that Intelligent design is the new Creationism in the religious world. This is an important relation to make because it is the basis of majority decisions made upon the laws passed teaching intelligent design and refuting evolution. The idea that …show more content…
In the first direct assault against intelligent design Kitzmiller v. Dover was a court case in which a school district had its biology department change its curriculum to teach intelligent design as a substitute evolution. When it came down to the final decision in the court case of “Kitzmiller v. Dover” there five major points specifically noted. First, was that despite attempts, Intelligent Design describes a religious aspect and not a scientific natural law. Their claims of a “designer” were implied designation to the christian god instead of an unknown entity. These suggestions considered not the main goals by the defendants of Intelligent Design but non the less came clear to the court and factored into its decision. Secondly, there was no clear way to prove the intelligent design was not just a new labeling of creationism (Figure A and B). By all accounts and by the book used to teach children in school (“Of Pandas and People”) was just a new version of creationism, simply due to creationism being defeated on almost all levels of science. The court itself had three major points in its final decisions. First, was that it was illogical to invoke the issue of a supernatural causation for creation. Second, the argument Irreducible complexity used illogical dualism. Lastly,

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