|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
Michael Finley wrote (on PT):
My common design argument tries to give an answer by co-opting the evidences of common descent.
The most straightforward theological theme to use to accomplish this is as follows:
"The Intelligent Designer designed life to look as if it were not necessarily the work of an intelligent designer, but rather could have been derived via an unaided process of common descent."
That would make all of the evidence for common descent perfectly consistent with that particular theological theme. Unfortunately, it is still in no sense a "prediction" about "common design".
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker