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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 30 2006,06:40   

Necessity in the context of the evolutionary mechanism “chance and necessity” means functional necessity. There is no necessity in snowflakes. They are a result of chance and law not chance and necessity. Snowflake patterns are non-functional. The pattern serves no particular purpose. It’s necessary for nothing.

That's the funniest thing I've read all day.  Dembski has been talking about "chance and necessity" for years, and all this time Dave has been thinking that he means "chance and useful functionality".

Dave's re-promotion at UD was a gift from Dembski to all of us.

"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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