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On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 12:53 +0000, aaron wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 August 2005 19:24, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> > Who the heck started this thread?  :-)
> > 
> > I'm surprised this hasn't morphed into Intelligent Design vs Evolution
> > yet?  :-)
> 
> Perhaps that's because there is not any real conflict between fanciful 
> defenses of mystic mythology and the factual science which they inevitably 
> affirm. :-)
> 
> By definition, the "intelligent design" philosophy argues that the 
> complexities of  the universe and our human ingenuity are the self 
> referential proof of an intelligent force underlying our existence.  As this 
> assertion relies entirely on scientific inquiry to provide evidence for the 
> complexity of the universe, it is nothing more than another argument for 
> evolution. In the end, the I.D. philosophy cannot deny the ultimate 
> intelligence of a life system design which has autonomously produced 
> reasoning beings capable of  inventing and employing the scientific processes 
> which, in kind, reveal the genius of design in the life mechanisms that 
> underly their own existence and intelligence.
> 
> Stating it another way, if there were a Great Omnipotent Deity behind the 
> existence of the universe, then the best argument for this ultimate 
> intelligence would be a universe comprised entirely of the cyclic, self 
> sustaining and evolutionary mechanisms that human science uncovers and 
> explores. The perfect intelligent universe will allow that its all powerful 
> creator need never lift a finger beyond the Big Bang; just light the fuse, 
> pop a cold one, sit back and enjoy the fireworks!   There's nothing more 
> elegantly intelligent than the idea of spark once, run forever!   If there is 
> an omnipotent intelligence responsible for amazing clockworks of the 
> universe, then human ingenuity is the end product by which the intelligence 
> of their autonomous, perpetual and evolutionary designs can be acknowledged, 
> and our intelligent processes of factual scientific discovery are the 
> ultimate homage to their genius.
> 
> :-)
> 
> peace
> (because the only sane nation is a nation at peace)
> aaron
> 
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