Joined: July 2005
I never said that figuring out the genome sequences depended on a design committment, I said the tools used were transferred from the disciplines of systems, IT and were of enormous assistance to the project and they by definition start from a design perspective.
Since one team was headed by a purely materialistic evolutionist, Craig Vetner, and the other by a practicing Christian, Francis Collins it is clear that good science was performed in both cases.
Thus the work was enabled using tools that assume a design, look for logic and propose solution methods based such whether they are themselves IDers or not.
Truth is not the captive of the mindset of the inquisitor or investigator but of the efficacy of the method used in finding it.
A simple example: I know that on average e is the most popular letter used in English language written expression, followed by t,a,o,i,n,s,r when I solve a cryptogram. Knowing that is quite important in terms of pace and success. I know it is a code with a certain logic, conceptual thought behind it and is rational as to purpose, etc.
If I assume the crytogram is a sequence of randomly chosen letters from a uniform distribution with replacements then whereever shall I start in my investigation. I shall adopt the same trial and error method and be searching for sense when the last star burns out.