Friday, 4 July 2014

Intelligent Design in the Sand and in Us

The results of natural processes or intelligence?

Joel Kontinen

Wind, waves and erosion can produce interesting features on a sandy beach. However, occasionally we might stumble upon structures that were probably designed and produced by intelligence.

Take a sandcastle, for instance. It is a rather simple structure but few would claim that natural processes could ever produce it, even if they had a few million years in which to accomplish it by trial and error.

Yet many still claim that much more intelligent systems, such as those in our cells, are the results of blind Darwinian processes.

They seem to have a problem that is by no means a minor one.