Bustrak’s insightful comparisons and interesting definition and basis for Intelligent Design are published as an Opinion Article 2007-09-12 on the Michigan Tech Lode:
By: John Bustrak
“Three terms, addressing the same issue, where everything in existence comes from, e.g. origins, are hotly contested. For the sake of the reader, I will define the terms as they relate to the issue of origins to the best of my ability:
Evolution: the belief that everything came into existence through naturalistic (non-supernatural) means, that through chemical interactions the basics of life formed, then evolved into every living thing that now exists.
Creationism: the belief that some sort of supernatural identity (deity or deities) created that which exists through divine fiat. Some combine this with a non-naturalistic form of evolution for a belief system in which a deity or deities created the basics of life, which then evolved.
Intelligent Design: The belief that since scientifically, nothing else is possible, life was created as, or very close to, what exists today. . . .” See full article.