Frontiers of Philosophy in China

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 461–470

Intelligent Design from the viewpoint of complex systems theory

Research Article


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.


intelligent design probability irreducible complexity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Philosophy and SociologyBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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