Wednesday, November 14, 2012



This is cute:
[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.

Even at ID HQ, every once in a while, the mask slips....
So many choices! Let's see here . . .


. . . any others?

Things that are so unlike designed things that even in imaginative literature one can't find them being designed ...

Therefore they must be designed?

I vote for "subnatural"

because it's more basic, see?
I vote for quantum natural because putting "quantum" before anything makes it sound all sciencey to tree-huggy, holistic types. Actually, I suppose I need to get "vibration" in there somewhere as well...
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