Finally! Evidences for intelligent design!

Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution.
User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Persistent Poster
Posts: 3035
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:08 pm
Custom Title: Yes that one.
Location: Chicago

Re: Finally! Evidences for intelligent design!

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:09 pm

I like that my old thread was raised from the dead for this discussion.

It gives good background on the subject. :mrgreen:

Regarding design, Michael Shermer said that nature really does look designed, but that doesn't mean that it was designed. Richard Dawkins said that species are indeed designed, but not by any intelligence, but rather by natural selection.

I'd say the Shermer quote is pretty much a tautology, except that it is missed by most folks promulgating "intelligent design". But it doesn't preclude the possibility of there being actual evidence for intelligent design.

In essence, "looks" designed is not evidence but leaving the issue open for discussion.

The Dawkins quote at best suffers from lack of context. Define "design". Perhaps the original context does just that?
Aldous Huxley wrote:A government with a comprehensive plan for the betterment of society is a government that uses torture.