Originally Posted by 67_250SE
Since you got the point of my post, perhaps some intelligent being was responsible for your creation...but doesn't that defeat the whole purpose behind your claim of being an agnostic.
Intelligent design says life on Earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation.
If intelligent design should be given equal standing with the theory of evolution, then that undermines the understanding of science, Intelligent design' is not a scientific theory.
Evolution states that plant, animals and lower life forms are all subject to change over time, and that changes can bring about new species with differing characteristics. Humans are said to have evolved from other primates.
Intelligent design is an attempt to force religion into science. Intelligent design has no support from any observable evidence. Evolution, on the other hand, is a well-documented theory that explains existing evidence, which draws from fossils, DNA analyses and investigations of living things.
Those who claim evolution theory has holes, would do well to understand that the majority of scientists counter that evolution is among the most solid theories of science.
The idea of intelligent design is entirely untestable, and if an idea can't be tested, then it can't be proved one way or the other and so is not a theory.
Scientific theories, like evolution, relativity and plate tectonics, are based on hypotheses that have survived extensive testing and repeated verification. Unfortunately many confuse the difference between science and belief. It is essential that people understand that a scientific theory is not a belief, hunch, or untested hypothesis.