Is There Even One Example of Non-Design?
by Daniel Mann
A skeptic challenged me to give him a definition of intelligent design. I did, but he remained unimpressed. Therefore, I challenged him to give me a definition of non-design along with an example. He offered the cosmos:
“My example is the cosmos, I have no comparison set to call it “designed”. It is of course a provisional position until such set is presented. But to me it seems the most intellectually honest position to hold before assuming ‘the supernatural just has to be the answer.’”
There is nothing dishonest about ascribing the cosmos to supernatural causation, and so I answered:
“Their is no evidential reason to suppose that the cosmos is undesigned. Instead, many considerations point to design…