Wednesday, November 14, 2012
[I]ntelligent designers can make machines that bear the imprint of design, even though the machines and the engineers are not "supernatural" (whatever that overly abused word means). An objective observer would be justified in inferring design when seeing this "tiny engine" harvesting random energy to do work.The Discovery [sic] Institute is talking about a book, Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos, by Peter Hoffman. The book and the DI's arguments as to what it means is not what interests me. It's this:
Indeed, the growing appreciation of "machines more amazing than can be found in any science fiction novel" leaves naturalism wholly inadequate to explain their origin.So, if "supernatural" is an "overly abused word," what exactly is the alternative to "naturalism" that can explain the existence and shape of life?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Therefore they must be designed?