Re: >Re: >RE: What does ID mean?

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 08:29:36 -0500 (EST)

At 06:47 PM 4/22/98 -0500, Glenn Morton wrote:
>At 07:20 AM 4/22/98, E G M wrote:
>>I mean no disrespect but I must say that you are really amusing me.
>I am delighted to be able to provide some amusement for you. It is one of
>the goals of my life to provide you with entertainment.
>>If you only knew of the numbers of discoveries and inventions that
>>arrived serendipitously. However, the person(s) involved was(were)
>>working intelligently, with advanced tools, etc., etc., and was(were)
>>able to recognize something important (sometimes the recognition was
>>made by others years later). I have had the same experience you had,
>>but I believe that NOTHING would have occurred were not for the fact
>>that an intelligence was there to produce by MISTAKE and RECOGNIZE the
>>result. IOW, these amazing "mistakes" occurred within the context of
>>an intelligent, concious, working, and deciding society. BTW, I
>>read your pages about 1 yr ago and I saw design, design and design.
>Now, answer the question which you really don't seem to want to answer. If
>God created a living cell by DESIGN, and it was then able to harness random
>mutations, and through selection search through the sequence space and give
>rise to the rest of the plant and animal kingdom, why is that NOT design? As
>I said in my post and as Loren pointed out to you (obviously futilely) that
>design is not tied to a view in which each critter is individually created.
>The initial design and creation of a cell with the potential to give rise to
>other living forms is also design. Please explain why it isn't design?

Dear Glenn,

Design or not, it seems to me that what you are saying would almost imply a
sort of deism. I ask you, is the God you are referring to the God of
Scripture who became flesh and died for us?

Enjoy your posts,