Intelligent Design -- Detection of God-action

Argument from Design: Life simply too complex to have developed via materialistic evolutionary processes

Irreducible Complexity = "a system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning" (Behe)

Michael Behe (b. 1952)

Bacterial flagella arrangements

No known natural (materialistic) cause => God-action

"God of the gaps" argument

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Assumptions of Science Theory + attributes Methodological Materialism
Evolution via natural selection Imago Dei ID beliefs: God-action detection
Irreducible Complexity Specified Complexity