Meyer acknowledges that critics of ID have claimed that ID is not scientific, in part because it isn’t testable. He devotes chapter 18 to presenting six reasons why he believes ID is truly science. In Appendix A, Meyer suggests a dozen predictions derived from the claims of ID. These predictions, he claims, constitute a set of testable features that can validate the scientific aspects of ID.
He writes that “intelligent-design hypotheses may generate several distinct types of predictions: predictions about causal powers, or lack thereof, of various mechanisms; predictions about the structure, organization, and functional logic of living systems; predictions about what evidence will show about the history of life; and predictions about the causes of putatively bad design.”
Meyer proposes a dozen predictions that he believes render ID testable. Each of these predictions will be discussed in a post in this blog. Subsequently, we will consider the arguments presented in chapter 18.