Re: Judges rule for teacher who called creationism "superstitious nonsense"
Originally Posted by Manc Skipper
Thank you for your peculiar interpretation of the meaning of the term. Intelligent Design is widely accepted to mean the old teleological argument for God, wrapped in modern scientific terminology by creationists, in the mistaken belief that it promotes their cause by avoiding specifying the identity of the assumed "designer". (see Discovery Institute)
But intelligent design isn't new. Newton was proponent of it if I'm not mistaken (although he probably thought that God = math). As its used in most "intelligentsia circles" its also fully compatible with evolution.