intelligent design

/ɪntɛlədʒənt dəˈzaɪn/ (say inteluhjuhnt duh'zuyn)

the theory that postulates that features of the universe can only be explained by the existence of a conscious intelligent cause rather than by the undirected process of natural selection.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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