Saturday, 14 April 2012

Intelligent Design- Beyond Irreducible Complexity

Laced with complexity and ingenuity from every approachable angle. Immersed in a sea of intricate and elaborate proportion, doused with a splendor of features both novel and classic. Elucidating that of transcendence, the order of design and purpose. While manifesting the empirical and the observable it has produced a logical inference to seek the reality beyond the apparent reality. The advent of intelligent design has foreseen implications both controversial and paradigm-shifting within and around the annals and practice of science. A movement that stands not as the deduction of a denomination nor a religious authority, rather a rational and logical approach to the plethora of phenomena at hand. Challenging the conviction that a blind and undirected process gave rise to structure and substance. But what remains at the intellectual heart and mind, the sheer crux of intelligent design is the nature, form and function of design. Design as an independent reality has been the subject of profound of analysis, having been branded as a powerfully suggestive illusion by some and as the interaction of components serving purpose by the others. Verily, the overall interaction of the components, fulfilling a purpose has been at the essence of intelligent design. At the heart of design remains a rational cause and by a rational, intelligent agent. There has been a copious volume of individuals, both within and around the scientific community that have championed such a conviction of design, finding intricacy and elaborateness from the flagella of minute cellular entities to digital information embodied upon the spine of macro-molecules. But the enigma remains as to what the definitive intelligent design is and what biological or physical phenomena are best explained through a rational cause and an intelligent, conscious agent. The principle of irreducible complexity has become a notable proponent of such an intelligent design conviction, with the complexity of systems being far too intricate to have evolved from simpler and primitive components. The crux of the matter remains the prospect that components of every shape, colour and proportion must be present in unison in order that the end mechanism may function. More profound is the instance of the bacterial flagellum with its striking resemblance of a rotary engine, the representation of an efficient biological mechanism bound by a rational cause and ordained by an intelligent designer. This being a inference, remains the most logical interpretation of empirical and observable phenomena. For it remains lucid and rational that with every design there remains a designer, for every mechanism their remains a mechanic and behind every complexity is a far more perplexing and striking reality. Such a conviction of intelligent design seems under fire and hostility by the assault of the skeptic, an adverse scientific conviction that challenges the state of intelligent design as a science. But when one pores over the empirical basis and the logical inferring that follows, there is an intellectual and a practical promotion of the crux of the scientific methodologies, one that is universal and compatible. A logical, rational and scientific conviction that an intelligent, a rational and conscious agent remains behind the intricacy and the elaborateness...

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