Sunday, November 27, 2005

 

Intelligent Design

Victor Stenger says: The odds against DNA assembling by chance are 10^(40,000) to one [according to Fred Hoyle, Evolution from Space,1981]. This is true, but highly misleading. DNA did not assemble purely by chance. It assembled by a combination of chance and the laws of physics. Without the laws of physics as we know them, life on earth as we know it would not have evolved in the short span of six billion years. The nuclear force was needed to bind protons and neutrons in the nuclei of atoms; electromagnetism was needed to keep atoms and molecules together; and gravity was needed to keep the resulting ingredients for life stuck to the surface of the earth.

Read more:
http://skepdic.com/intelligentdesign.html

Comments:
Sufficient creativity applied to precise mental modeling from current physics
can bring the inner vision to bear on ANY level of complexity.

It is important that the envisioner NOT be a mere "camp follower",
but actually understand the physics personally.

The koan demands stubborn application to the work, episodes of analysis, synthesis, defeat, rest, and acceptance of autonomously arising solutions.
No more strenuous than the building of a house,
or the memorization of a Shakespeare play,
the work yields fruit typically in weeks to months,
(never hours or days).

The application of the method invalidates the premise of the "Intelligent Design"
argument, by unfolding previously unseen complexities & synchronizations
in rigorous physics , to any depth desired.
(No Deus ex Machina has been encountered yet.)

If any tinkering occurred,
it therefore occurred within Planck time
of the initial big bang instant.
Let us issue a call for papers,
or computer modeling realizations
of the first 10^-39 second of existence,
and see whose fingers show up in the cookie jar!

And let us undo Bill Clinton's criminal blunder
in de-funding Superconducting Supercollider.

Do this, and "ID" will blow away
along with Ptolemy's epicircles.
 
Mr Stenger said to explain the origin of DNA from a supernatural power explains nothing. He is right in that it explains nothing with certainty.

Well, Mr Stenger, to explain from physics you are using a natural power, the human brain that invented the physics. And nothing is known with certainty concerning our physics.

You are using the "accepted" four forces of the universe- the strong & weak nuclear, electromagnetism, & gravity, & you know nothing about them. You cannot describe any of them.

There could be more, or , these "forces" may be manifestations of one force, which the TOE will probably show.

You cannot take theories which you know nothing about & cannot describe, & use them to debunk someone elses theory because it concerns something you cannot "accept".

I could never tell another person their view was crap, when my view involved concepts I knew nothing about & could not explain.

If tomorrow someone provided us with "the answer", the sceptics would revel in the scientific beauty & the others would revel in the supernatural, & both would say it was proof.
 
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