Thursday, August 18, 2005

Real life -- Part 2

With reference to my post yesterday on Henry Margenau's philosophy of perception and cognition, where does the construct "intelligence design" fit into the scheme?

First of all, there is not a single direct link connecting the construct "intelligent design" directly to the perception plane. The construct has links only to other constructs, such as "God," "irreducible complexity" and "miracles," which themselves have no direct links to the perception plane. "Intelligent design" therefore floats out there in construct space with a loose cluster of associated ideas that have no reliable or reproducible links to direct sense experience.

And that's why "intelligent design" is not real.