Definition of intelligent design in English:

intelligent design

noun

  • The theory that life, or the universe, cannot have arisen by chance and was designed and created by some intelligent entity.

    • ‘Supporters of intelligent design say it is a theory with scientific backing.’
    • ‘Why do critics of intelligent design continue to equate it with creationism?’
    • ‘More and more scientists are buying into the theory of intelligent design.’
    • ‘Arguments for intelligent design are also encountered in physics and astronomy.’
    • ‘Instead, the proponents of intelligent design use a ploy that works something like this.’
    • ‘Dover had added language about intelligent design to its biology curriculum.’
    • ‘In my view that is exactly what intelligent design is - cleverly repackaged creationism.’
    • ‘To do so, she said, implies it supports intelligent design in the classroom.’
    • ‘We have no problem with the concept of intelligent design as religion or as philosophy.’
    • ‘Evolutionists are also pleased that the standards do not mention intelligent design.’
    • ‘To date, the proponents of intelligent design have not produced anything like that.’
    • ‘These are the opposing explanations of natural or evolutionary descent and intelligent design.’
    • ‘Creationists have now come up with intelligent design that supposedly fills in the gaps not fully explained by Darwinism.’
    • ‘Now, proponents of intelligent design want evolution to be challenged in our classrooms.’
    • ‘Opponents of intelligent design have apparently settled on their strategy.’
    • ‘Should intelligent design be taught alongside the theory of evolution in our schools?’
    • ‘So intelligent design is a better explanation for them than the Darwinian mechanism.’
    • ‘The original school board ruled that intelligent design could be taught alongside Darwinian evolution, in science classes.’
    • ‘If we grant that the universe is possibly or even probably the result of intelligent design, what is the next step?’
    • ‘In the instruction of religion, we can talk about theories like intelligent design.’