From Our Inbox: September 2013
"How would you describe the difference between evolutionary creation and Intelligent Design?"
- GB, Florida
Thanks for your note and your great question! We definitely do share similarities with the Intelligent Design (ID) movement, especially their concerns with "scientism" and their belief in a creator who established the world. However, we differ from ID in three key ways:
- We are skeptical about the ability of biological science to prove the existence of an Intelligent Designer (whom we take to be the God of the Bible), while ID advocates are confident.
- We find unconvincing those attempts by ID theorists to scientifically confirm God’s activity in natural history, while ID theorists believe they have sufficiently demonstrated it.
- We see no biblical reason to view natural processes (including natural selection) as having removed God from the process of creation. It is all God’s and it is all intelligently designed. Those in the ID movement for the most part reject some or all of the major conclusions of evolutionary theory.
This was taken from our FAQ "How is BioLogos different from evolutionism, Intelligent Design, and Creationism?". If you're interested to read more, we have an entire section of our Resource Finder engaging with the ID movement and design.
I hope this information helps!