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(Permalink) Posted: April 12 2007,09:23   

William Dembski
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Darwinian evolution, which is blind, is the inspiration for evolutionary computing, which employs well-crafted fitness landscapes to achieve ends and therefore is not blind — and therefore is properly a branch of ID and non-Darwinian.

ID ("Intelligent Design") refers to a specific claim that the patterns in natural biology are best explained as the result of agency.

Dembski's conflation is like saying gene-splicing supports ID. Or that artificial satellites support Intelligent Falling. It does not. Gene splices may be designed intelligently, that doesn't make it ID.

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