Friday, 20 April 2012

"Reason" vs. Intelligence

This genetic software speaks of intelligence. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Recently, American atheists had their very religious “Reason Rally” in Washington D.C.

What was missing from their agenda was a focus on evidence and intelligence. Instead, it was all about a philosophical quasi-religious view (secular humanism) and human reasoning based on an approach that was popular in the 19th century.

It is badly outdated, however.

According to a post on Evolution News and Views:

The past 60 years of biology research have uncovered that life is fundamentally based upon:
· A vast amount of complex and specified information encoded in a biochemical language;
· A computer-like system of commands and codes that processes the information.
· Molecular machines and multi-machine systems.

But where in our experience do things like language, complex and specified information, programming code, or machines come from? They have one and only one known source: intelligence

The problem with Darwinian evolution – the philosophy behind the Reason Rally - is that it is not compatible with what we know from modern discoveries in biology.


Revisiting the Positive Case for Intelligent Design. Evolution News and Views. 20 April 2012.