From biblical times through to our own age, the argument from design has been an important component of Christian apologetics. However, not only has its plausibility waxed and waned over the centuries, but its exponents have not always been agreed over either its formulation or application. In a characteristic change of fortune, modern scientific developments, particularly in cosmology and molecular biology, have apparently infused new life into what many supposed was a post-Darwinian death.
Rogers, Lynden J.
"The History and Significance of the Design Argument,"
Christian Spirituality and Science: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://research.avondale.edu.au/css/vol2/iss1/3