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Intelligent design (ID) is the theory promoted by the Discovery Institute, that evolution cannot explain everything about life and the universe; some things can only be explained as the result of an intelligent cause. The intelligent cause is often identified with God, although the Discovery Institute denies any religious basis for the theory. While an overwhelming majority of ID proponents of this view are Christian or Jewish, there are some atheists/agnostics who propose that aliens seeded life on earth billions of years ago and/or revised it along the way.

The two cornerstones of ID argumentation are irreducible complexity and specified complexity. These large terms mean simply that some processes seem to not be reducible to simple forms without loosing all their functionality and that some very complex systems seem perfectly suited to their task in nature.

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