Dear Proponents of Intelligent Design (ID),
I would appreciate if you could help a layman better understand the concept. I am not interested in hearing what conventional scientists have to say in support of Darwin’s views. I want to learn whether ID is science or not. Here are my questions:
1) Newton’s law of gravity predicts that an apple will fall from a tree, not rise into the heavens.
a. What does Intelligent Design (ID) predict?
b. Would you please name some major scientific breakthroughs that resulted from the application of ID theory?
2) If a scientific experiment showed that an apple would rise into the heavens in defiance of earthly gravity due to some unknown force, the law of gravity would come under scrutiny. Legions of scientists would repeat the experiment, and then begin trying to figure the puzzle of this unexplained phenomenon. Are there any experiments (or ascending apple tests) that can test whether ID is false or suspect?
3) Darwin’s evolution theory describes a passive mechanism for change. It does not explain origins of life. There are volumes of scientific literature, including replicable tests that support Darwin’s theory. Why is ID more effective in explaining evolutionary change?
4) Will you lease list the names of any leading scientific journals that publish experimental results that support the theory of ID?
(Just t clarify, I mean scientific experiments, not philosophical rebuttals against Darwin’s theory. I have read the literature on www.discovery.org)
5) Karl Poppler proposed a principle of falsifiability for evaluating scientific theories. Essentially, the principle states that all "scientific laws," such as Newton's Law of Gravity, are simply hypotheses because they cannot be proved, but merely supported. It only takes one single experiment (that is replicable one) to disprove such a theory. One counterexample can potential demolish a theory.
a. Adversaries of ID say that it is impossible to disprove ID because it merely describes an outcome as opposed to a process, such as Darwin’s adaptive selection. Will you please explain why they are wrong?
b. What process does ID explain?
Thank you for your assistance in understanding the merits of your approach.