Posted: Jul 03, 2010 5:35 am
by Rumraket
The biggest problem I have with design "theories" is the claim that they are somehow continously involved in tweaking extant life. This is simply ignorance to me. I can't even begin to describe how ludicrous it sounds.
We see beneficial mutations arrive in laboratory experiments all the time. But are we now supposed to believe a designer sneaked into the lab under the cover of night and darkness and planted the mutations? Gimme a break here.

Now CharlieM is saying he allows *some* beneficial mutations by chance, but not most of it? This just seems like a pathetic attempt to save his design wish. So every time we see a beneficial mutation happen, that's the ones which are due to chance. All the other ones we didn't see, THOSE are the ones which were designed. Riiiight....
It's simply stuffing design into the gaps. This time gaps of history. We cannot go back in time and witness events at the molecular scale, and because we can't do that... that's where the designer is hiding. In the fog of the unknowable past. Or at night, when noone's looking -_-