Intelligent Design: Strength

The label for this philosophical foundation for scientific investigations is young; but Galileo's approach seems similar: With a belief in God (and in the Bible), but without preliminary reference to any Biblical scriptures, this pioneer scientist searched the sky without being shackled by the ancient Greek concept of earth-centeredness. Without the label of "Intelligent Design," Albert Einstein still made his discoveries with that philosophy. Many major advancements in operational science have been made by scientists who believed in an intelligent creator.

Intelligent Design: Weakness

On the surface, there appears to be no weakness in a philosophy that has been used by most of the greatest scientists over centuries. But a dogmatic adherence to searching for only scientific evidences of design--that may prevent a person from recognizing direct communication from God; valid truths in scripture might not be sufficiently appreciated.

Read definitions of the three philosophies of Creation, Intelligent Design, and Naturalism.