Intelligent Design — Part 2


Naturally designed from animal remains

This post follows my previous post, intelligent design — Part 1. You want to read that one first.
On my previous post, some people claim that everything that has a design has an intelligent designer who designed it and that since this earth, the universe and everything in it is beautifully designed, it has an intelligent designer — God.
The question that has not yet been answered is, If God created and designed everything, then He is more amazing in both design and complexity than anything else so “Who is God’s designer?”.

It is important to differentiate between “design with intent” and “design with no intent”.
If something is designed and is intended for a particular purpose, then it makes sense to say that thing has an intelligent designer but if the thing is designed and not intended for any particular purpose, then not always does such a thing have an intelligent designer.

For example, erosion of land and deposition of sediments can cause a rock to form and shape into very beautify and complex designs much like what an talented artist would do. But the winds, the waters and the causative agents of the erosion and deposition of sediments, what intent do they have for the rock? Did they plan to form the rock that way? Do they care the way the rock is formed?


Sediments designed at river bank


sediments forming into rock

Another example is snowflakes. Snowflakes are ice crystals that fall through the earth’s atmosphere. They have very beautifully and complex designs resulting from surrounding temperature and humidity. According to Wikipedia, snowflakes may be categorized in eight broad classifications and at least 80 individual variants due to their designs and other details. What is the purpose of their designs? They just form, become beautiful and melt away or just continue to pile up.


complex Snowflakes designs made by nature

The same way, sometimes when we throw human waste away, the waste become a host for other organisms as if we designed and intended the waste for them. Just as the environment in the waste is favorable to the organisms, so is our earth favorable to us. If we didn’t design the waste for these organisms, probably no one designed the earth for us. The earth is just a host for those that can survive in it.

The point is that it is not all  the time that a beautiful and complex design is from an intelligent designer.

2 thoughts on “Intelligent Design — Part 2

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