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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 25 2007,10:38   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Feb. 25 2007,07:48)
Nightlight applies the logic of "designed vestigial structures" to devastating effect:
             
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The generalization of this argument is very powerful against neo-Darwinism (RM+NS) — any biological phenomena being pointed as a “proof” (or indicator) of underlying randomness or mechanical nature of evolution, which also has an analogue in technological, scientific, or cultural evolution cannot serve neo-Darwinian cause since we know that latter forms do have intelligent causes.

Let's really push this generalization to demonstrate its POWER.  

- a lawn sprinkler demonstrates that rain is not a natural phenomenon, but rather the product of intelligent agency.

- man-made ponds and reservoirs demonstrate that lakes and seas are not natural phenomena, but rather the result of intelligent agency.

- a trench dug by a back hoe demonstrates that the Grand Canyon is not a natural phenomenon, but rather the result of intelligent agency.

- a breeze generated by a window fan demonstrates that wind is not a natural phenomenon, but rather the result of intelligent agency.

Does that mean that because humans have so far been unable to achieve a net energy gain from nuclear fusion, the sun is currently not designed, but will become designed if and when this problem is solved?



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"Molecular stuff seems to me not to be biology as much as it is a more atomic element of life" --Creo nut Robert Byers
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