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Author Topic:   Crop circles and intelligent design
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Message 7 of 150 (180720)
01-26-2005 6:45 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Aximili23
01-25-2005 10:17 PM

So my question is, what is the inherent difference between our interpretation of crop circles as being intelligently designed, and a creationists interpretation of biological structures as being intelligently designed? Because I find the former to be completely reasonable, and the latter to be unreasonable, and I am wondering if this difference in my opinion is due to an objective difference between the two situations or whether I am just exhibiting a personal bias.

Well, in the first instance, recognistion of crop circles did not in any wayb prevent us from seeking naturalist explanations. Those lines of enquiry were investigated.

Now we have to step back and examine which models might most plausibly explain the phenomenon. Given we know intellegient, designing animals are at work on earth, such humans are good candidates for producing such complex designs.

Steadily less plausible explanation would be an extraterrestrial intelligence, or some sort of supernaturalism.

One crop "circle" contained the words "we are not alone". If this had been written by an extraterrestrial, should it no have said "YOU are not alone"?

By contrast with the observable world, we do not have firm evidence for the opeartion of an intelligence in its creation. Thus regardkless of its complexity, such intelligence is not a good model.

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