We have no experience of such complex integrated systems being built up by chance, or by any process largely dominated by purely contingent events. Yes, crystals and snowflakes can form naturally into elaborate geometrical patterns, but crystals and snowflakes do not eat, breathe, digest, walk, fly, mate, think, laugh, cry or sacrifice themselves for a political or religious idea. Their mathematical structures are neither machinelike nor lifelike; they do not display the adaption of means to ends that both machines and organisms do (http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/francis-beckwith-replies-to-ud-critics/).
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Why Bringing Up Crystals in a Debate Over ID is a Bad Idea
From Thomas Cudworth of Uncommon Descent:
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