This is a spinoff topic from a thread in the Politics section. Although I believe ID is a cultural/political position and not a scientific one, I think the debate is better off in etc etc. It is my contention that Intelligent Design is not a scientific theory. Not because it is a thinly disguised form of Creationism, but because it makes no scientific assertions and it is supported by no evidence. At best, any of the definitions of ID floating around are a motley collection of negative assertions about the Theory of Evolution (ToE). But this is not a thread about the validity of evolution. It is a thread about the validity of Intelligent Design. First, can anyone supply a definition of Intelligent Design that can stand as a scientific hypothesis on its own?