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Derek Payne

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Complex design.

I am an Athiest or evolutionist, whatever.( A rose by any other name.) I agree with Richard Dawkins mostly , except in one instance. He goes on to say that any designer capable of designing something really complex, ( the design in nature.) has to be even more complex himself. What he has not taken into consideration is the species themselves. What could be a more simple explanation. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

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    Jun 22 2011: I've read over this conversation and I'm afraid I'm not going to bother with continuing it. Beyond this post obvoisly :)

    @Derek
    When you make any sense at all, which isn't often, you're jumping from point to point with poor reasoning, positing vague evidence and speculation as proof. It seems impossible to hold a rational conversation with you so I'm not going to attempt to.
    @Alex
    A valiant effort for reason but I think you're fighting an unwinnable battle.
    • Jun 22 2011: Hi Simon thanks for your imput, it was appreciated. What I was trying to do was explain how intelligence evolved, which had so much to do with the mutations, but of course that is like looking for the missing link. That is why it caused so much controversy. In a nutshell, I was trying to explain the dormancy that existed at the beginning of life and how it is still with us today. That being so, means that evolution is by design, If it was random; the dormancy would not be there. Thanks again Simon.

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