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Rob Lockett's picture

Back to Intelligent Design vs. Evolution...

In the 'Biology' section of your site there is a window dedicated to Complexity. Within that window is a fascinating illustration called 'The Game of Life'.

The summation of the game reads primarily as follows:

"The bottom line? Clearly, organized forms can arise in the absence of a planner, or an architect, or a blueprint ... even from random starting points."

Now I have some comments and questions. Please consider my point of view...

In this 'game' (or illustration of evolution), an external entity is needed to impose the albeit random imputs, and the system within which it sits is very orderly as it was 'designed' by an intelligent mathematician to produce a certain outcome.

So juxtaposing 'The Game of Life' with our supposedly analogous material universe, how do we account for the orderly system itself? And where would the imputs to that system come from in a world with no one to play the game other than that which would have to originate from within the unexplained system itself?

I cannot help but point out that this illustration called 'the Game of Life', really only proves (emperically) that without intelligent guidance, such a system cannot come into being.

I don't agree with all of Newton's thinking, and am not familliar with much of it. From what little work of his I am versed, his theology was appearently very lacking. Nonetheless, he certainly had a great deal to offer in this case and I agree fully with him.

"Though these bodies may, indeed, persevere in their orbits by the mere laws of gravity, yet they could by no means have at first derived the regular positions of the orbits themselves from those laws....

This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the council and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being."

Sir Isaac Newton,
"Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"

ithout the laws


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