From Casey Luskin at Evolution News & Views:
Recently a friend sent me a link to a TEDx talk, “Digital biology and open science — the coming revolution,” which affirms that life’s “complex interacting molecular machines” reveal “molecular clockwork is real and pervasive” and appear to be “built by an engineer a million times smarter than” we are. The speaker is biologist and engineer Stephen Larson, who holds a PhD in neuroscience from University of California, San Diego, and is CEO of MetaCell, a systems biology research and consulting company that seeks to understand biology through computation.
Now I don’t think that Dr. Larson is pro-intelligent design, which makes his descriptions of biology all the more striking. In fact, after recounting some complex features of biology that appear designed, he immediately throws in the disclaimer that “what we understand of course is that life evolved on the planet over billions of years.” Nonetheless he admits that he finds the extremely “well organized” nature of life’s “technology” to be “unsettling.” He even says, “I’ve got to be honest with you, I kind of hate this.” More.
Note the equivocation implicit in: “what we understand of course is that life evolved on the planet over billions of years.” Does he mean by intelligence-free Darwinian evolution? What are the odds of that?
The difficulty here is that it is virtually impossible but we are ordered to accept it—by people who don’t even believe in magic. Which might at least have been an excuse. Yet he dare not doubt Darwin in public.
No wonder he hates it. Such great faith is required to be a Darwinist these days that one either ends up feeling like an idiot or in fact is one.
How long do readers think intelligent people will play along with this?
Here’s the TED:
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