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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2009,13:53   

Yay!  The next exciting instalment of The Steve Fuller Show is up!

And Upright Biped isn't happy:
 
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it is precisely this prospect that makes ID intellectually challenging

Materialist atheism is what makes Design challenging, Mr. Fuller.
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So, then, what exactly is this ‘intelligence’ that stands apart from matter?

The organized sequencing of the nucleotides in the DNA molecule cannot come about by chance or mechanical necessity. From qualitative analysis of mechanisms, it requires volitional agency to create such organized sequencing. This is what stands apart from the matter that is animated by its existence.
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It’s interesting that not everything is claimed to be intelligently designed.

Mr. Fuller, you have a hook in your mouth. Please spit it out.


I think it's interesting where Fuller is going.  I fully agree with his main thesis - that ID should ask questions about the designer - but we all know where that will lead.  I guess that's why some of the UDites are so upset, indeed the upright ones are so upset they are becoming uptight.

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ID theorists don’t postulate a designer for their arguments. - Crandaddy
There is no connection between a peppered moth, natural selection, and religion that I can see. - FtK

   
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