Re: An engineering definition of design

David Campbell (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 11:39:39 -0400

>>I like your definition of what constitutes a designed object. I struck
>>me that the situation of reverse engineering (where one studies a
>>designed object and then writes up the apparent specifications) may be
>>what the ID positiion is considering. If one is able to write up
>>specifications based on some object, then can one conclude that the
>>object was a designed object?

What are specifications? It is possible to describe, in much detail, the
effects of weathering that produced the appearance of a rock. It may be
possible to specify how you could make another rock look like it by
simulating the process of weathering. Is this design?

David C.