The Apologetic Value of Intelligent Design
by Jay W. Richards
It is a mistake to view the theory of intelligent design (ID) as merely or even primarily a disguised apologetic for Christianity or theism. It is primarily a theory for how we may properly conclude that something—whether it be a human artifact or biological system—is designed. Design theorists claim that design is a fruitful, even necessary, concept for understanding many objects that fall under the purview of the natural sciences. They also offer an implicit critique of theories, particularly materialistic ones, that exclude design as a legitimate explanatory option.
. . .
This article is only available to subscribers.
Not a subscriber? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of content!
Get a one-year full-access subscription to the Touchstone online archives for only $19.95. That's only $1.66 per month!
Get six issues (one year) of Touchstone PLUS full online access for only $29.95. That's only $2.50 per month!
Transactions will be processed on the secure server of The Fellowship of St. James website, the publisher of Touchstone.
OR get a subscription to Touchstone to read on your Kindle for only $1.99 per month! (This option is KINDLE ONLY and does not include either print or online.)
Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.
more on evolution from the online archives
more from the online archives