Loren Petrich has long been interested in various aspects of science. He has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Cornell University. More recently, he has worked on various data-analysis and data-compression projects.
The "Intelligent Design" movement claims that the scientific community has neglected the possibility that the features of living things are the product of intelligent design. Although the intelligent-design hypothesis is sometimes viewed as a Trojan horse for introducing certain theological hypotheses into science, intelligent design can be performed by entities that are both nonhuman and nontheological, and the scientific community has actually dealt with several important examples of these.
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