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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,12:46   

Dembski shares his foreward to a forthcoming  book:
...I think of a story that my colleague Del Ratzsch at Calvin College tells about the wife of an entertainer who, according to a tabloid, descended from aliens. The key piece of evidence cited to support this hypothesis was that the woman had slightly lower than average blood pressure. Obviously, the problem with such an argument is that there is no rational connection between blood pressure and alien descent.

This sounds like a setup for an anti-ID argument.  A natural follow-up sentence would be, "Likewise, there is no rational connection between a flagellum and a supernatural designer."

But, no.  What he says is:
Likewise, there is no rational connection between the mountains of evidence cited by Darwinists and the grand claim they make that all organisms are descended from a last universal common ancestor via a purposeless material process...

And I say:  Likewise, there is no rational connection between gravity and the purposeless material general theory of relativity.  Gravity could be the work of a purposeful, immaterial Greek gravity god.  Never mind that such a conjecture has no scientific value whatsoever.

"I wasn't aware that classical physics had established a position on whether intelligent agents exercising free were constrained by 2LOT into increasing entropy." -DaveScot

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