Evolution vs Intelligent design

Occasions like these provide ‘proof’ of evolution and intelligent design as the same time.  All the same, it is just breathtakingly complex, and why would nature choose such a specific path over a much simpler one?

 


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  • Another Middleagedwhiteguy

    my dad used to say that if evolution were true, nuts and bolts would tighten up by themselves

    • DangerMice

      What? That’s ridiculous. They aren’t living things for a start.

      • Another Middleagedwhiteguy

        somebody designed them

  • Goldfish

    Interesting vid, but there’s no “proof” of intelligent design there at all.

    If there was any intelligence in that design, then that intelligence must have had a disorder of some sort.

  • IntrinsicValue

    And in the millions of years it takes for natural selection to develop precisely the right ‘lures’, the mussel reproduces how exactly?

  • xennex

    ‘Proof’ of intelligent design? It’s just another debunked complexity arguement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreducible_complexity

    • ex-JAFA

      I don’t recall if it was Dawkins or Hitchens who said it, but whomever it was said that concluding that nature is so complex that it required an intelligent designer only poses the problem that the designer must have been the product an even more complex designer, and so on to infinity.

      • Pharmachick

        Hitchens.

        EDIT: And Dawkins is an idiot.

      • Guest

        Ah, the infinite regress enigma, popularized by David Hume, and simply echoed by Dawkins and Hitchens. But rather than an argument refuting design, it merely extends design to other dimensions. The ‘proposed’ creator may not have beer created per se, but may be eternal. Or, there may have been multiple designers (tweakers) who dabbled with bio-forms for something to do.

        The arguments against design are simply desperate attempts in support of a non empirically testable hypothesis, and fall short of a cogent rationale. Design inferences within the biosphere trump the senile concept of (primarily) random mutations to explain all of life’s diversity, complexity, and synergistic qualities.

      • Ah, the infinite regress enigma, popularized by David Hume, and simply echoed by Dawkins and Hitchens. But rather than an argument refuting design, it merely extends design to other dimensions. The ‘proposed’ creator may not have been created per se, but may be eternal. Or, there may have been multiple designers (tweakers) who dabbled with bio-forms for something to do.

        The arguments against design are simply desperate attempts in support of a non empirically testable hypothesis, and fall short of a cogent rationale. Design inferences within the biosphere trump the senile concept of (primarily) random mutations to explain all of life’s diversity, complexity, and synergistic qualities.

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