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(Permalink) Posted: July 06 2009,16:44   

Just as soon as cdesign proponentsists come up with a level one critic, I'll worry.

But the general argument is that selection doesn't work. Or that it can't make anything new.

The demonstrable fact is that a selector that works at the organism level allows novelty to arise. If you toss in an occasional asteroid, it continues to arise over many generations . That takes care of latching and virtual latching.

Regardless of how you parse the argument, my dumbass selector makes words that could be in the dictionary, but aren't. It also makes things like jargon and acronyms that are in common use but aren't allowed in my dictionary (developed for Scrabble).

Any version of ID consistent with all the evidence is indistinguishable from evolution.

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