Friday, 24 February 2012

Gods fail as intelligent designers

The most direct evidence for Gods is scripture.

ID proponents suggested irreducible complexity (Behe) and independently specified information (Dembski) as criteria for identifying intelligent design. That is, if something is irreducibly complex or contains independently specified information, then it must be designed.

However, the Bible, for example, is neither irreducibly complex nor does it contain independently specified information. Concerning irreducible complexity, the whole New Testament could be deleted and it would still work as a holy book - it actually does for jews. Independently specified information, on the other hand, would require that the scribes were non-believers, whereas the opposite is true.

Hence either the criteria of ID proponents are bonk or Gods fail as intelligent designers (at least of their own scripture).