Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Why ALL Bacterial Flagella are Evidence For ID

All bacterial flagella match the description of a discrete combinatorial object. That is a structure made up of several different parts that when assembled properly produce some specific effect. William Dembski discusses DCO's in "No Free Lunch". The issue is as follows:
1- You need the parts. With respect to the BF that would be the required residues in the correct quantity. That is the origins issue.
2- You need to get them all to the right location at the right time. That is the localization issue
3- You need to get them in the proper configuration while avoiding cross reactions with the wrong residues in the group. That is the configuration issue
4- You need command and control of it. That is the communication issue. Dembski missed this one.
All of that is way out of the league for stochastic processes.

Well, if stochastic processes could not have produced it and it fits the criteria of something that was intelligently designed:

"Our ability to be confident of the design of the cilium or intracellular transport rests on the same principles to be confident of the design of anything: the ordering of separate components to achieve an identifiable function that depends sharply on the components.”- Dr Behe in DBB

then, according to Isaac Newton's four rules of scientific reasoning it is OK to infer bacterial flagella are the result of telic processes, that is they were intelligently designed.

But also according to those same four rules if someone can demonstrate that stochastic processes are up to the task, the razor neatly slices off the designer requirement. First you need to develop a methodology to test the claim.

So yes, it has all of the scientific hallmarks of being intelligently designed.


  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger Eugen said…

    Some people can't understand that we can have objects assembled with molecules, why not? We could build Rubik's cube with molecules. Flagellum motor is even more impressive. It controls flow of specific chemical energy to produce useful work.

  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger Joe G said…

    It's the old Alice in Wonderland's "believe 6 impossible things...". Materialists do that every hour!


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