Friday, 5 March 2010

Intelligently designed

Joel Kontinen

In Charles Darwin’s day the watch was seen as evidence for intelligent design in nature. William Paley (1743-1805) taught that a watch needed a watchmaker. Later-day Darwinists, however, especially Richard Dawkins, would want to explain everything by resorting to natural processes.

Dawkins thinks that the watchmaker is first of all blind and second, he does not even exist.

The Cog is a two-minute video clip that suggests that building a Honda requires design and co-ordination. A Honda might be designed intelligently but it pales in complexity when compared to a cell.

The cell, with its countless simultaneous processes, certainly looks like it has been designed very intelligently.