Arguing with Darwinists is like trying to teach calculus to people who have not yet mastered arithmetic.
kairosfocus has an excellent presentation here.
This is the kind of stuff Darwinists dismiss with a shrug of the shoulder while proclaiming that the Darwinian mechanism could have done it, and furthermore must have done it, because there is no other alternative.
My AI checkers program is approximately 65,000 lines of C code, with more lines than that required to compute the endgame databases. (By the way, it’s the coolest checkers program ever, and it’s available for free. You can even download the mega-version if you have enough bandwidth and patience. In addition, you can download a paper I and my colleague wrote about our research, which was published in the ICGA Journal. You can also download three my classical piano albums for free. At one time I was a classical concert pianist but finally decided that I would rather earn a living than be an artist.) But I digress.
The program runs on sophisticated hardware, also designed by intelligent agents.
The task of turning my program into a word processor, spreadsheet, or even a chess program would be utterly impossible without design. Any random modification of the source code would result in instantaneous disaster.
The only thing I can think of is that the average Darwinist has no experience in designing any complex, functionally integrated system. The workings of the simplest cell make my AI program and the hardware on which it runs look like tinker toys. This is why I posted my comments on the science is settled.
Self-replication does nothing to mitigate the probabilistic hurdles the Darwinian mechanism must overcome. How could this not be obvious to anyone with any experience in software or any other rigorous engineering discipline, and who has a basic understanding of combinatorial mathematics?
Oops, I forgot, most of these people have no experience in any rigorous engineering discipline. And those who do, and still believe in the Darwinian fantasy, have obviously undergone the atrophy and crippling of their basic reasoning powers — the product of many years of Darwinian indoctrination and suppression of free thought.
Who are the real freethinkers, Darwinists or ID folks? The Darwinian world is Orwellian.