Does “Intelligent Design” Threaten the Definition of SciencePublication: National Geographic News Date: April 27, 2005 View Article
Where did we come from? It’s one of the oldest and most profound questions. Now “intelligent design” theory may change the very definition of science by allowing the supernatural into the lab.
“Ever since the birth of science as we know it, a cardinal rule for theists [believers in the existence of a god or gods] and nontheists alike has been to limit scientific explanations to natural causes,” said Ronald Numbers, a science historian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.