Monday, September 10, 2007

Freak spaghetti arrangement?


11 Comments:

Anonymous Brian said...

Must be evidence of the FSM

6:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, brian, at least this is consistent with your belief that nothing can be caused by genuinely intelligent design. the spaghetti monster is the darwinist's god of the gaps, after all....

11:34 pm  
Anonymous Brian said...

No, the FSM is a parody which, ironically, probably has a greater following than ID. Scientists don't require gods to fill in the unknowns - it always leaves something to explore. There is plenty that can be caused by genuine intelligent design such as computers, cars etc. What you fail to grasp is that until SETI proves otherwise the highest level of intelligence is human. You'd just be hard-pushed to recognise it in some aspects of our society.

8:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd go with a Design Inference here. I may not know exactly who made the arrangement, but it looks to me the result of intelligence.

5:36 pm  
Blogger Antony Latham said...

1/. It is complex
2/. It is specified

The hallmarks of design.

4:17 pm  
Anonymous Brian said...

3/. It is man made

The hallmarks of human intelligence

4:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What you fail to grasp is that until SETI proves otherwise the highest level of intelligence is human."

Brian you misunderstand the SETI project, and ID theory. Whether SETI gets signals from human or some other intelligence is irrelevant. The signals coming from outer space could be the result of human intelligence or they may be another intelligent agent.
ID is not set on differentiating human from other intelligent sources, all ID does is identify patterns as the result of intelligence. You are fixated on WHO the designer is. We are not.

8:31 pm  
Anonymous Brian said...

I misunderstand ID theory? What IS there to misunderstand - I'm genuinely curious?

10:43 pm  
Anonymous Brian said...

"..all ID does is identify patterns as the result of intelligence"

The only source of 'intelligence' that I know of is human so ID is all about detecting patterns of human origin? Isn't this re-inventing the wheel?

11:23 pm  
Blogger Paul (probably - maybe Liz) said...

Reminds me of the thing where you are playing scrabble with friends, and the words they place on the board are, "TAKE", "US", "OUT", "TO", "DINNER", "CHEAP", "SKATES".

4:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The only source of 'intelligence' that I know of is human so ID is all about detecting patterns of human origin?"

...TDoes this mean it's the only intelligence there is?

9:40 pm  

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