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Jonathan McLatchie on specified complexity

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See also: Jonathan McLatchie on irreducible complexity.

Darwin faithful, create a distraction below. Others, there is always the What Is Information? conference next weekend.

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Biological specification always refers to function. An organism is a functional system comprising many functional subsystems. In virtue of their function, these systems embody patterns that are objectively given and can be identified independently of the systems that embody them. Hence these systems are specified in the same sense required by the complexity-specification criterion (see sections 1.3 and 2.5). The specification of organisms can be crashed out in any number of ways. Arno Wouters cashes it out globally in terms of the viability of whole organisms. Michael Behe cashes it out in terms of minimal function of biochemical systems.- Wm. Dembski page 148 of NFL
Virgil Cain
A lesson on "specified complexity" in two videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWBRBL97H3I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khXmLLEJ_WE Well ... which has it? ayearningforpublius
The operative word is complexity. The buble says creation is obviously from a creator because of its complexity, A watch in a forest or modern iD attention to biology all lead to a conclusion that the complexity of biology etc is only possible from a thinking being. Tailless primates(or God-imaged people for some of us) can'y easily make up options for complexity coming from chance. It would have to be done long after fixing most serious health promblems which must be so much easier. Robert Byers

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