Re: Functional proteins from a random library

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 19:56:31 EDT

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    In the course of your reply to Terry Gray you suggest:

    Think about it this way. Suppose you find an
    arrowhead in a field, and tell me that this
    object displays intelligent design. No, I say,
    arrowheads occur naturally, entirely without
    design, in random piles of rock.

    The arrowhead in your example displays not only the fact that it was
    "intelligently designed" (where the contemporary meaning of 'designed' is,
    'thoughtfully conceptualized for the accomplishment of a purpose'). Your
    arrowhead was also forcibly SHAPED/FORMED by an agent external to the rocky
    material. Once again you have made it clear that the term "intelligently
    designed" is little more than a marketing gimmick that sounds better than
    "coercively shaped or assembled."

    Howard Van Till

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