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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 21 2012,20:09   

Joe:
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BTW TSZ- part of defintion of “artifact” is that there is no good natural explanation. And yes part of coming to a design inference means that there is no good natural explanation.

Let's open Merriam–Webster:
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Artifact:
1 a something created by humans usually for a practical purpose;
1 b something characteristic of or resulting from a particular human institution, period, trend, or individual.
2 a product of artificial character (as in a scientific test) due usually to extraneous (as human) agency

The standard definition of an artifact is not something that cannot be explained through a natural mechanism. Instead, it is something that is positively tied to human agency.

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