What is the Theory of Intelligent Design?

Dr. Stephen Meyer: The theory of Intelligent Design is a pretty simple idea at root. It’s the idea that we can detect the activity of intelligent agency in the effects that they leave behind. If you go to Mt. Rushmore, for example, you see the beautiful faces on the mountains there and you realize that a sculptor played a role. Now, inside cells, we don’t have little sculpted faces, but we have other indicators of intelligence: digital code, complex nanotechnology, little tiny miniature machines, things that we would, in any other realm of experience, attribute to intelligence. So, our argument is that what we see in biology doesn’t give just the appearance of design, it’s actually giving us evidence of an actual designing intelligence.