Posted: Jul 25, 2010 3:34 pm
by amused
Shrunk wrote:
amused wrote:The question is flawed because a comparison between a bunch of rocks doesn't match the situation we find ourselves in. There is only one universe with no others to compare it against to determine if any of them are designed.

That's irrelevant to the question at hand. ID assertionists maintain that some things in this universe are designed and others not. Bacterial flagella and eyes are designed, rocks (in their natural form) are not. Therefore, a rock that has been "designed" should somehow be discernible from non-designed rocks.

But they get to that point from the assumption/assertion that the entire universe is also designed. That's the basic assertion that must be disproven first. Nitpicking at anything less is avoiding the bigger question.

Any single one of the rocks and leaves and other junk in that picture *could* be an image made by a human. I mess around with 3D modeling and animation and I know that a talented artist could create that entire photo out of nothing but image maps and pixels.