Article reads: In the popular media, ID is often portrayed as Creationism in new clothes. And indeed, even among ID proponents, the creation implications tend to be predominantly emphasized. Yet the theory underpinning Intelligent Design has implications beyond the realm of biological history, perhaps it is a much broader theory than most realize at first. In fact, it may even describe a comprehensive worldview. The primary reason that ID has such an impact is because materialism underlies many areas of modern thought, and ID is an alternative hypothesis to materialism.