The evolution of intelligent design: between religion and science

Keywords: demarcation criteria, intelligent design, naturalism, pseudoscience, scientific method


This work evaluates intelligent design (ID) as a pseudoscience. Science has many attached formal definitions, as does pseudoscience. They have both been contested in various fields. In the political sphere, they are both characterized by a plurality of conflicting views. There is no single philosophy of science, thus, no unique methodology. Demarcation is not a clear-cut. This issue becomes problematic in evaluating Intelligent Design as its proponents claim that scientists have dismissed ID on the grounds of it lacking scientificity. Here, we select a set of pseudoscience definitions to evaluate whether ID meets the demarcation criteria. Given that our unit of analysis is Intelligent Design, the question we set out to answer is whether intelligent design is a pseudoscience or can intelligent design be characterized as one or more forms of pseudoscience.


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Author Biographies

Enrique Sandino Vargas, Jönköping International Business School / Universidad Antonio Nariño
Public Accountant and Business Administrator, MSc in Business Administration, and PhD candidate at Jönköping International Business School.
Marta Caccamo, Jönköping International Business School
MSc in International Management, and PhD candidate at Jönköping International Business School.
Sumaya Hashim, Jönköping International Business School
MSc in Leadership in Health Professions Education, and PhD candidate at Jönköping International Business School.
Oskar Eng, Jönköping International Business School
MSc in Business Administration, and PhD candidate at Jönköping International Business School.


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How to Cite
Sandino Vargas, E., Caccamo, M., Hashim, S., & Eng, O. (2018, March 31). The evolution of intelligent design: between religion and science. Revista Científica General José María Córdova, 16(22), 61-80.