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Why are most scientists opposed to the idea of Intelligent Design? 

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yaokhalek | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM via web

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Why are most scientists opposed to the idea of Intelligent Design? 

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rocko92 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 1, 2012 at 2:57 AM (Answer #1)

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The reason most scientists dismiss the theory of intelligent design primarily because it has not and cannot be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method requires that a theory generally be tested in a controlled environment and controlling for outside variables. Intelligent design is based on observation, but no testing. 

On the contrary, there is so much support for evolution that scientists no longer question whether or not it exists, only how exactly it functions. There has been no credible evidence to support intelligent design, therefore sicentists do not support intelligent design as a competing theory to evolution. 

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