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Is Intelligent Design Required by Biological Life?

by K.D. Kalinsky

“Either biological life required intelligent design or it did not. As with most problems in science, it is difficult to prove one option or another with absolute certainty. Instead, options can be evaluated against each other in an attempt to estimate which option is more likely. Even then, the fact that one option may be more likely than another does not ‘prove’ that it is actually the case. Instead, I will propose a way in which both options can be evaluated against each other. The results indicate that it seems highly likely that intelligent design was required for biological life.”

PDF paper available here

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5 Responses to Is Intelligent Design Required by Biological Life?

  1. Curiuos that Kalinsky doesn’t cite any of Dr. Dembski’s work, even though he is just re-hashing CSI.

  2. It is good to see this paper with the proper subscripts. : )

    Although this paper is directly related to CSI, it does present a simplified form, without explicit reference to specifications or any of the math involved in dealing with those. Instead it simply takes user defined function as the specification and goes from there. This is more similar to the FSCI approach of Trevors and Abel.

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    This looks interesting – a lot more interesting than the intrigue and rights and wrongs of the PZ Meyers soap opera – definitely worth a closer look!

  4. [...] Is Intelligent Design Required by Biological Life? A good question, and a question it will remain. And answer to this question would be the equivalent of a proof/disproof of the existence of god. Trouble. “Either biological life required intelligent design or it did not. As with most problems in science, it is difficult to prove one option or another with absolute certainty. Instead, options can be evaluated against each other in an attempt to estimate which option is more likely. Even then, the fact that one option may be more likely than another does not ‘prove’ that it is actually the case. Instead, I will propose a way in which both options can be evaluated against each other. The results indicate that it seems highly likely that intelligent design was required for biological life.” [...]

  5. I think the author of this paper has provided a much needed service. He clarifies and contextualizes ID definitions about as well as anyone I have read. I alwo believe that he approaches the problem of “fitness function” in an admirably creative way.

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