The comments on my post about intelligent design and bug_girl’s post about creationismÂ got me to thinking. I’ve posted these questions in a Christian forum and in an ex-fundamentalist support group and am comparing the answers. So, to add a third group, I’d like to ask the questions here. I think it will be interesting to see how the answers from believers, doubters, and skeptics differ or converge.
What is intelligent design?
What is theistic evolution?
What is creationism?
Are any of these the same or do any of these overlap a lot? If yes, please explain.
Remember, I’m interested in how you define the terms, not necessarily in what you believe.Â
I know this isn’t a scientific survey, but I don’t have the resources for conducting such a study. If anyone does and is interested in helping me with some more in-depth research into this topic, please let me know.