Research Article

Frontiers of Philosophy in China

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 461-470

First online:

Intelligent Design from the viewpoint of complex systems theory

  • Chunyu DongAffiliated withCollege of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University Email author 


Based on an analysis of the origins and characteristics of Intelligent Design (ID), this essay discusses the related issues of probability and irreducible complexity. From the viewpoint of complex systems theory, I suggest that Intelligent Design is not, as certain advocates claim, the only reasonable approach for dealing with the current difficulties of evolutionary biology.


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