Re: Mere Creation conference

Janet Rice (
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 12:01:16 -0700


>That is this: _general_ evolutionary theory is wrong if one exception is
>found. More specifically, if _one_ system has been shown to have been
>intelligently designed, the general theory fails. From then on, systems
>must be examined one by one. What has happened is that some systems have
>indeed been shown to be intelligently designed. Quite a few of these were
>discussed at the meeting, but one needs only to cite those discussed by
>Mike Behe, also covered in his recent book, _Darwin's Black Box_. Note that
>if only one of all the systems discussed at the meeting is not overthrown,
>the general theory is dead.

Could you perhaps relate the evidence for intelligent design that was
discussed. I am curious as to how one proves this - what systems have been
shown to have been intelligently designed and, more importantly, how are
they shown to be so. Various people have said for years that life is too
complex to be the product of random chance - but to me demonstration of
complexity is not a proof of design. Intelligent design, to me, presuppose
a believe in a Designer - faith, if you will. While I may have that faith
in a personal sense, what makes these discussions relavent or convincing to
one who does not share that faith?

Janet Rice