Intelligent Design (ID)
Intelligent design (ID) is a theory, research program, and community of scholars advocating that creation is attributed to a discerning architect instead of natural selection. It asserts that the universe was actualized through intelligent design and that life was formed by a higher and more astute being. ID researchers look into biological structures and analyze if they can reduce complexity by identifying the parts that require the organism to function. This then leads to the conclusion that the structures were indeed “designed."