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This site is named for the famous statement of US Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver from Missouri : "I`m from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." This site is dedicated to skepticism of official dogma in all subjects. Just-so stories are not accepted here. This is a site where controversial subjects such as evolution theory and the Holocaust may be freely debated.

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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The different kinds of design

There is not just "intelligent design." There is also"unintelligent design."Some people may interpret "unintelligent" as meaning resulting from random causes --e.g., Darwinian evolution. But a better name for that woud be "non-intelligent design" or"non-sentient design."(however,"non-intelligent design" can be misinterpreted as meaning "bad design" resulting from stupidity or carelessness).."Unintelligent design" can also mean bad design. Bad design can result from stupidity or carelessness, or even deliberateness(as by an evil creator who wants us to suffer from bad design). So I think that design should be divided into two categories: "sentient design" and "non-sentient design" ---both types can be good or bad. And the overall term shouldbe "apparent design."

Bad design has been used as an argument against so-called "intelligent design"---so I think the term "sentient design" should be used instead. And the study of "sentient design" is not the same as creationism -- it could just be the study of the extent to whicht things give the appearance of being sentiently designed


Blogger JeffreyHelix said...

What up Larry! It's been years since I first came across your blog back in the day; I left a pretty
hefty amount of comments but that was then. I think we ran into each other on Youtube at one
point too and I didn't realize you were the same person.

I plan on being a new follower for as long as it remains active!

-Jeffrey Helix

Monday, April 11, 2011 4:06:00 PM  
Blogger Lazarus Lupin said...

ok this is a quibble what's the difference between intelligence and sentience?

Lazarus Lupin

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:14:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

"Intelligent" is often interpreted as meaning smart or wise; "sentient" merely means conscious or aware.

Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:09:00 AM  

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