|Tracy P. Hamilton
Joined: May 2006
|Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Mar. 02 2010,19:23)|
|StephenB mutters on his park bench:|
|You still do not understand the example. It was a facsimile of a Corvette designed with sand compared to all the other mounds of sand made by natural forces, NOT a facsimile of a Corvette compared to a real Corvette.|
—-”I want to go on record as saying that if I saw any object on the beach made out of sand, that resembled something designed by humans, it was probably also designed by humans.”
How do you know that water, wind, and erosion didn’t do it? Once you understand that significance of and the answer to that question, you will have finally arrived at a basic understanding of what we are talking about.
Same answer as given by those of us who don't care to inappropriately project design into nature, Stephen:
|We each spend a lifetime, literally starting from birth, immersed in the actions and products of other human beings and navigating the social landscape of others’ motives and intentions (we are adapted to do so) – as well as engaging in actions, generating products, and deploying motives and intentions of our own. Moreover, we spend our lifetimes also encountering unguided physical events such as wind, rain and the general increase of disorder observed in non-living processes over time. As a consequence we are quite adept at identifying the characteristic markers of human actions, products, motives and intentions, and distinguishing them from unguided physical events. Indeed, there are significant reasons to suspect that we are adapted to quickly make these distinctions, particularly the subtle discernment of human actions and motives.|
These inferences to human artifact (no need to cite "rarefied design") remain a cinch, whether one believes the whole shebang has a supernatural author, or is itself strictly natural.
(Remember to recycle.)
I wonder if StephenB thinks this is designed: http://www.alittleleaven.com/2010....et.html
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