Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Intelligent Design for sure

Sunday morning I woke up with some sort of a disturbance in my eye. I was fine when I went to bed on Saturday and didn't feel a thing. Obviously something must have gotten into my eye. I spent most of the day rubbing my eyes or if my mom is reading this, trying not to rub my eye. Of course it just wouldn’t go away. Come Monday morning and the irritation had subsided and my eye was red as blood. I looked in the mirror in amazement as the white blood cells were rushing to the rescue of my eye. Where is the argument I wonder.

Intelligent design is something that is amazingly controversial and I never understood why. All the intelligence is there to see. Everything in the working of our body screams intelligence. Everything in the body of every animal screams intelligence. And here I am not even talking about the mind and its complexities that that discussion would push us into.

Today man creates so many different kinds of machines; some self healing and others not. But either way all these machines, in their workings are a reflection of the intelligence that man puts into creating them. Every single bit of that machine is crafted my man's intelligence. Every concept that the machine follows has to do with what man conceived and created. Nothing in a machine ever happens by itself. It is always put there deliberately either as planned or by mistake.

So then why do we think that the most complex of machines on this earth evolved over time without the help of an intelligent being? How could something as advanced as the human body (or the body of any animal) have been a product of a chemical reaction and the evolution of it over time? Why don’t we see the wheel evolve into anything more advanced then a circular locomotive device even after so many years of it's invention?

I really wonder if the concept of intelligent design is really that hard to comprehend given what we see with our body on a daily basis.

7 comments:

sukracharya said...

Frank, if you are wondering why compehending something as 'obvious' intelligent design by evolutionists is so difficult, since according to you the complex intelligent things that we see in nature has to have an intelligent being behind it, please tell me one thing..
the intelligent being who created all this complex intelligence has to be infinitely more intelligent than all our intelligence.. right? so who do you think created that being?? so we will have a chain of infinite intelligent beings one creating the other... hmm, now what i dont understand is how stupid religious bigots can be for not understanding this simple infinite gods argument if they want to champion one intelligent creator...

Frank said...

You jumped the gun. I was not suggesting God or Religion in any of this. All I am saying is that it is hard for me to believe that something as complex as the human body, let alone the mind, is something that just evolved. Hence the tendency to believe in an intelligent design.

Religion or GOD can be seen as one of the interpretations of that intelligent design.

sukracharya said...

If design is intelligent, then design would not have many flaws..... if you see evolution, thousands of species became extinct as they failed to adapt.... there is nothing intelligent but simply evolution and selection through small steps...

Frank said...

So what if they become extinct. You are suggesting in your post that an intelligent design is flawless. Why? So many intelligent things that man creates is full of flaws and very much destructible in hostile environments. Why should animals and plants be any different?

sukracharya said...

The fundamental flaw in intelligent design arguments is that they look at the end product and say 'wow, there should be intelligence behind this'.... they forget that even for a simple amoeba to appear on earth it took millions of years.... this amoeba was not created intelligently since that would mean, it could have been created much before... the first life on earth was nothing but a simple chemical stew, which kicked to life, basically pulsing life through accident and the conditions.... if life was created intelligently then why earth alone? why life was not created 'intelligently' on Mars? or Venus? what you forget is that it took atleast 4 billion years of steps and a good environment for life to grow to this complexity.... surely nothing to denote intelligence but evolution..

sukracharya said...

And for all those religious folks who think that God's 'creation'/'intelligent design' is filled with his love and justice ... a sample of his intelligence+justice...

Bears and Lions and in fact over 100 species of mammals have the following behavior..

when a male of these species finds the offspring of another male, this male immedietely kills this offspring for three reasons... one is to have lesser competition for its own offspring if any, 2.to have its flesh as food and 3) and most important reason is that a female immedietely comes into heat when its offspring are killed and thus will have sex with the killer and start anew.... all this mechanism wont happen if we talk about a just good loving God who created all this intelligently.... all this is part of natural selection and natural selection is based on having the best reproductive results rather than God's ethics and morality.... any questions????

Frank said...

Your post still doesnot address why intelligent design is not possible. It just talks about an assumtion that God is all loving and the fact that there is violence or killing in the animal kingdom is proof that it is not Intelligent design. What?? First off, that has nothing to do with weather the design was intelligently created or not. This is like saying that because the programmer had good intentions the code will be free of bugs. Come on dude.

By the way you seem to be clubbing intelligent design and God. My post is not about God. I am just amazed at the power of the human body and mind and am wondering if evolution did it all. There is no God or religion in this discussion.