Magic embryology:extensive programming on display (Introduction)

by dhw, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 13:57 (1617 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: The intelligent cell is not “wishful thinking” – my hypothesis grew from the findings of some eminent scientists, but I have always acknowledged that there is no evidence that cell communities are capable of the major changes required for speciation. There is no evidence for your divine preprogramming/dabbling hypothesis either. Nobody knows the truth, which is why we continue to look for it. Anyone who firmly believes in his/her hypothesis and rejects alternatives is, I think, far more open to the charge of “wishful thinking” than someone who offers his own as an alternative, and not as dogma or belief.

DAVID: You sure try hard and drag God in when it looks good to do so. And drag in prejudiced Darwinist scientists to stress your points. I'll stick with my own comment: logically a designer is required.

I am an agnostic. Any hypothesis I come up with must make allowances for the existence of God. I have no quarrel with your belief in a designer. I challenge your interpretation of his possible motives and methods, which on several occasions you have admitted is illogical (hence the claim that God’s logic must be different from human logic). As for “prejudiced” scientists, you have agreed that there is a 50/50 chance that they are right, since nobody can tell from the outside whether intelligent behaviour stems from intelligence or from preprogramming. If you think these dedicated scientists, who have spent a lifetime studying cell behaviour, are prejudiced because they opt for the 50% you don’t like, I’m afraid your espousal of the other 50% makes you just as prejudiced.

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