We just held a debate in Biology. I debated on Intelligent Design, which states that everything is so complex, it must have been created by some intelligent being. Who this intelligent being can be is unknown, and we can only assume. We have designed objects which can question the theory of natural selection. Natural selection means that everything was selected by nature and chance. Since we can design, it is not by chance so who says someone did not design us? There is a theory that a watchmaker created a watch (the world) and left it to wind down. He does not interfere with the watch at all. This is different from theistic evolution because in theistic evolution, the creator of the watch would make the watch and fix it along the way. If this was so, wouldn't everything on Earth be perfect? Would we not have sin and corruption? Why would people die?
We debated against evolution guided by a divine being. It is also called theistic evolution. It is similiar to secular evolution except for that it believes in God. Basically, the watchmaker theory pertaining to theistic evolution would go like this: he would create a watch and as the world evolved, he would correct it. He would be interfering. That is one difference between intelligent design and theistic evolution. There are many other differences such as who created the earth and why each theory is correct.
Theistic evolution won the debate. They were really good. In the second round, they also won. They did this thing where they put the theories on pieces of paper. Then they explained each theory and how life can to be with each. It was really entertaining.Now that the debate is over, i think that I can say what I really believe. I think that theistic evolution is the most resonable. It is the one that i find to be true. The debates were a good way to find out about other theories and what other people believe.