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Michael Finley

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2005,16:42   

No, I think that we do have to consider that the actual observed unity is one of solutions and that it is not clearly an aesthetic preference.

The unity is a unity of structure, and does not concern aesthetic preferences. I am employing a basic metaphysical principle, viz., that sameness of cause produces sameness of effect. That principle is operative in common descent and common design.

The Common Descent explanation expects these elements to be highly conserved....

Conservation, here, is merely a reformulation of the metaphysical principle mentioned above. As such, it is proper to common design as well.

...the Common Designer explanation has no basis for choosing these elements over any others.

That is a different issue. Whatever the elements (i.e., structures) are, common design predicts that they will be common. That is, the same elements will be shared by all organisms.

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