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(Permalink) Posted: July 17 2006,06:44   

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(1) IC (irreducible complexity) presupposes a basic primary purpose/function of a system — what is the basic purpose/function here? (making loud noises, illuminating the earth, generating heat, …);

So Dr Dembski, what is the basic function of a flagella?  Or a human arm?  Indeed, upon what basis do you presuppose a primary purpose of a system?  

Most IDers would answer that flagella, etc. help the species survive.  Which raises the question of why non-biological entities, like rocks, are so much better at surviving than biological species.

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