Intelligent Design articles don't grasp the concept

Published: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 10:18 p.m.
During the last few months I have read many articles concerning Intelligent Design. Most articles show that the authors either never read the books or somehow just haven't grasped the concept.
Intelligent Design started when scientists understood that all life's foundation was at the biochemical level. The biochemical systems which do all life's functions are what can be termed "irreducibly complex." That is to say, that they are formed of many parts and without all of these parts the system ceases to function.
This means that they would be invisible to natural selection unless all parts were present. Darwin himself stated, "if it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down."
When scientists were figuring the amount of DNA information needed to perform just one of many functions, they found that the odds of this happening by undirected mutation were ludicrous. These odds are less than the chance of picking one particular atom out of all the atoms contained in the earth. The only rational choice for these scientists was to say that the DNA sequencing must have been by Intelligent Design.
Stephen Foster Smith, Brooker

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