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PaulK



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(Permalink) Posted: April 05 2005,02:51   

Quote (Michael Finley @ April 04 2005,17:25)
I have conceded defeat on "the unity of life" prediction. Perhaps we can discuss nested hierarchies in turn.

So long as the designers intentions and capabilities are left undefined there is no good way to say what the designer would produce.

The best you can hope for is that in some cases a designer might produce the same result as common descent - but always the prediction would be weaker, since there is no way to say that the designer WOULD produce that result rather thna some other.

Your strategy - which I grant is the preferred strategy for ID - essentially prevents you from being able to produce positive arguments for design.  If you are serious about exploring a design explanation then you badly need to produce a far more concrete idea of the designer.

  
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