Talk:Intelligent Design

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Just a thought -- if Intelligent Design makes no predictions, how can the parts of the theory of evolution that Intelligent Design disputes make predictions?  Intelligent Design does not question that evolution can happen, it only questions that evolution happened in the past to result in the diversity of life we see today. [[User:Stargazer|Stargazer]] 02:21, 23 January 2013 (EST)
 
Just a thought -- if Intelligent Design makes no predictions, how can the parts of the theory of evolution that Intelligent Design disputes make predictions?  Intelligent Design does not question that evolution can happen, it only questions that evolution happened in the past to result in the diversity of life we see today. [[User:Stargazer|Stargazer]] 02:21, 23 January 2013 (EST)
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Evolution predicted the discovery of Tiktaalik, a fossil fish with bone structures intermediate between fish and tetrapods. The prediction told paleontologists basically where (in geographically and in stone depth) to look for the fossils. Evolution also describes a mechanism, spontaneous mutations in DNA that affect reproductive outcomes, and this phenomenon can be predicted and studied in a lab with short-lived species. DNA itself was predicted by the Theory of Evolution, as Darwin said that there must be some mechanism by which traits could be passed from parents to offspring, but he didn't know what it was at the time. ID proponents have never suggested a test that would demonstrate or disprove the existence of an "intelligent designer". The ID "theory" makes no predictions that Evolution doesn't make already. --[[User:Ted C|Ted C]] 07:31, 23 January 2013 (EST)

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On "Predictions"

Just a thought -- if Intelligent Design makes no predictions, how can the parts of the theory of evolution that Intelligent Design disputes make predictions? Intelligent Design does not question that evolution can happen, it only questions that evolution happened in the past to result in the diversity of life we see today. Stargazer 02:21, 23 January 2013 (EST)

Evolution predicted the discovery of Tiktaalik, a fossil fish with bone structures intermediate between fish and tetrapods. The prediction told paleontologists basically where (in geographically and in stone depth) to look for the fossils. Evolution also describes a mechanism, spontaneous mutations in DNA that affect reproductive outcomes, and this phenomenon can be predicted and studied in a lab with short-lived species. DNA itself was predicted by the Theory of Evolution, as Darwin said that there must be some mechanism by which traits could be passed from parents to offspring, but he didn't know what it was at the time. ID proponents have never suggested a test that would demonstrate or disprove the existence of an "intelligent designer". The ID "theory" makes no predictions that Evolution doesn't make already. --Ted C 07:31, 23 January 2013 (EST)

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