I was just reading this. Is anyone here familiar with the recent push for schools to teach "intelligent design"? It is basically the conclusion that there must have been an intelligent creator (god) of life on this planet because there are irreducibly complex elements to life. The argument is that it is highly improbable that evolution could have built such irreducibly complex systems through natural selection, and therefore those systems must have been created by an intelligent creator. Proponents of this theory push it as having scientific merit. The argument is very slick and very convincing, but in fact there is nothing scientific about its methodology... "intelligent design" cannot possibly be scientifically tested. I would love to see some one come up with a scientific test to demonstrate the existence of god. Such a test cannot exist because science does not deal with supernatural explanations.