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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 03 2006,06:01   

Quote (bourgeois_rage @ Nov. 03 2006,08:30)
   
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THREE KEY DEFINITIONS
Intelligent Design. The study of patterns in nature that
are best explained as the product of intelligence.

Intelligence. Any cause, agent, or process that achieves an
end or goal by employing suitable means or instruments.

Design. An event, object, or structure that an intelligence
brought about by matching means to ends.


So if design is by definition only brought about by intelligence, why do they need to specify intelligent design?

For that matter, how can anything achieve an end without "employing suitable means"?

And is there anything in the universe that doesn't "achieve an end"?

So, according to this definition, everything's intelligent.  (Although Dembski and Wells apparently hope that their readers are the exception.)

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