A scientific case for intelligent design may be modeled as:
- Observation: ID begins with the observation that intelligent agents produce high levels of CSI (complex specified information).
- Hypothesis: Design predictions.
- Experiment: Do they contain CSI?
- Irreducible complexity, knock out a part, does it still function?
- Mutational sensitivity tests to determine how finely-tuned protein sequences and enzymes must be in order to perform their cellular functions. (Doug Axe found that sequences yield functional protein folds may be as rare as 1 in 1077).
- Conclusion: Because X exhibits high levels of CSI, a quality is known to be a product of intelligence. Life was designed.
There are a number of other testable scientific evidences that can be substituted into this method of reasoning: