インテリジェントデザイン支持者たちによるインテリジェントデザインの定義について、見てみた。これらは、インテリジェントデザインの本山たる Discovery Intitute の記載のコピペというわけではなく、思いが反映しているのか、少しつづ違っている。

まずは原本たる Discovery Intitute から。

The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.


[ Questions about Intelligent Design on Discovery Institute]


これに検出可能性を加えたのがインテリジェントデザインの神学と数学担当のDr. William Dembskiである。

Rather than trying to infer God’s existence or character from the natural world, it simply claims "that intelligent causes are necessary to explain the complex, information-rich structures of biology and that these causes are empirically detectable."


検出方法が"God of the gaps"なフィルタであることはご愛嬌だが。

大学にインテリジェントデザインを広めるIDEA CenterのFAQはほぼDembskiと同じポジションをとっている。

Intelligent design is a scientific theory which seeks to determine if some objects in the natural world were designed through recognizing and detecting the types of information known to be produced by the intelligent agents when they act.



Discovery Insituteとは関係がないと思われるbeliefnetになると、少し"神"に近づく。

Intelligent design is the theory that living things show signs of having been designed. ID supporters argue that living creatures and their biological systems are too complex to be accounted for by the Darwinian theory of evolution, and that a designer or a higher intelligence may be responsible for their complexity.




Intelligent design (ID) states that the universe and its inhabitants could not have evolved by the "blind chance" set forth in Darwinism. Its arguments are mostly concerned with what it considers to be holes in the theory of evolution, and it claims that these holes scientifically prove the presence of an "intelligent designer" in nature.


すなおに、"God of the gaps"を振りかざしている。こんなに明瞭に"God of the gaps"言うのは自爆だとわかっていない。あんまり、インテリジェントデザインをめぐる論争動向を知らないのだろう。


Intelligent Design (ID) is a scientific theory that says evolution's naturalism is wrong: an Intelligent Designer is responsible for the origin of the universe and of life and its diversity.



意外と言うか、当然と言うべきか、もともと創造論の教科書として準備されていた、インテリジェントデザイン副読本"Of Pandas and People"は、創造論に近くなっている。

Intelligent design means that various forms of life began abruptly through an intelligent agency, with their distinctive features already intact. Fish with fins and scales, birds with feathers, beaks, wings, etc.


[Of Pandas and People quoted by wikipedia ]

この「abruptly(突如)」は「creation(創造)」の言い換え用語であり、実際、創造科学の本拠地 Institute for Creation Research のWendell R. Birdは"Theory of abrupt appearance"[ Wendell R. Bird:The Origin of Species Revisited ]を唱えたことがある。


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