Theory of Intelligent Project

Theory of Intelligent Project (ID) is a general theory of the recognition of a project. According to this approach, certain phenomenons and processes are the effect of a targeted activity of intelligence. It consist in two assumptions:

  1. Science might be able to detect the intelligent project (weaker assumption, based on the methodological approach);
  2. Science detects the intelligent project (stronger thesis, which requires specific knowledge in the field).

The general tool of recognition of the project is the explanatory filter. ID theory is widely applied in science. The project is being sought, among other fields, in criminology, history, cryptography, graphology, astronomy and several areas of engineering. That is where the specific knowledge characteristic for different fields is applied and constitutes the basis of the comprehensive application of the general ID theory.

About ID Theory

Theory of Intelligent Project (ID) is a general theory of the recognition of a project. According to this approach, certain phenomenons and processes are the effect of a targeted activity of intelligence. It consist in two assumptions:

  1. Science might be able to detect the intelligent project (weaker assumption, based on the methodological approach),
  2. Science detects the intelligent project (stronger thesis, which requires specific knowledge in the field).

The general tool of recognition of the project is the explanatory filter. ID theory is widely applied in science. The project is being sought, among other fields, in criminology, history, cryptography, graphology, astronomy and several areas of engineering. That is where the specific knowledge characteristic for different fields is applied and constitutes the basis of the comprehensive application of the general ID theory.

Project theory

The logical consequence of the intelligent project thesis is the assumption that predicts the existence of a designer, who deliberately led to a specific state of phenomenons. However, in the ID theory, which aims to detect the project in the nature, his identity is not indicated. It is safe to say that the ID theory does not deal with the designer himself, but rather his creations. It is not a theory of a designer, but a theory of a project. The detection of the designer requires knowledge, which falls beyond the ID theory. Meanwhile in many cases it might be possible and does not provoke any controversies (for example, a computer bearing the descriptionary badge indicating its provenience as “made in China”, as well as the producer, the year of production or serial number); in other cases the situation might become more difficult and the individuation of the designer might not be immediately available (for example in a well-planned murder case); while in even other cases it is simply impossible due to the lack of knowledge (for example in the intracellular biology).

Methodological naturalism

It is indeed the last approach of the ID theory to raise the most controversies, which is the effect of the contemporary understanding of knowledge based on the rule of methodological naturalism. In biology, similarly to other scientific areas, some systems are irreducibly complex – the favourite example of the theoreticians of the project is the bacterial flagellum. In order to individuate the designer, assuming the accuracy of the example, it is required to be in the possess of knowledge situated beyond the ID theory. Until such knowledge is not available, all the considerations about the identity of the designer are non-scientific (philosophical, theological, etc.).

The Intelligent Project Series

The Intelligent Project Series is a publishing cycle of the En Arche Fundation, in which you can expect books that:

  • explain the scientific theory of the intelligent project (ID)
  • include concerns regarding the provenience of life and the evolution of the universe
  • are based on the empirical proofs from the areas of biology, chemistry, cosmology and mathematics
  • are for people who want to satisfy their curiosity about the world and are open for new scientific theories

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