Design for Living

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Michael Behe, author of Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, gives a great explanation and apologia for the intelligent design movement in a New York Time editorial today: Design for Living

The strong appearance of design allows a disarmingly simple argument: if it looks, walks and quacks like a duck, then, absent compelling evidence to the contrary, we have warrant to conclude it’s a duck. Design should not be overlooked simply because it’s so obvious.

Still, some critics claim that science by definition can’t accept design, while others argue that science should keep looking for another explanation in case one is out there. But we can’t settle questions about reality with definitions…

11:08 am on February 7, 2005