Category Archives: Intelligent Design

Are Fairy Rings an example of Specified Complexity?

Here’s an excerpt from William Dembski’s Design Inference: … suppose I walk down a dirt road and find some stones lying about. The configuration of stones says nothing to me. Given my background knowledge I can discover no pattern in this configuration that … Continue reading

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The prayer-answering God has been falsified

Since Duhem-Quine, it has become orthodoxy that scientific hypotheses are not tested in isolation.  With regards to God, this means that we need to add on some auxiliary hypotheses to generate some predictions about God.  We don’t simply test God; … Continue reading

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A proper design inference

I’ve criticized irreducible complexity and specified complexity as design inferences, so I think I should put forth a positive case for a proper design inference.   The design inference I favor is based on background knowledge of intentions. Consider Dennett’s examples … Continue reading

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Specified Complexity

William Dembski holds that Darwinism cannot account for complex specified information (CSI), but that Intelligent Design can.  Dembski proposes intelligent design to be a scientific theory with empirical consequences. Intelligent design can be unpacked as a theory of information. Within … Continue reading

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Irreducible Complexity

Irreducible complexity is one of the main design inferences that ID proponents use (specified complexity is the other).  So let’s see how Michael Behe defines irreducible complexity. By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting … Continue reading

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