Why Intelligent Design is a FACT, and undesigned, mindless natural…
Why Intelligent Design is a FACT, and undesigned, mindless natural processes is a blatant MYTH!
Humans begin with their own intelligence, then evaluate the world in context of their own intelligence, design, intent, purpose, planning, reasoning, rationale. They find some phenomena to be more “like” his intelligent behavior than others; animals, smart animals, dumb animals, … and natural forces, in which humans found there to be a high level of organized order, but seemingly without the kind of intent and deliberate responsiveness human intelligence uses.
What is interesting is that through actual, empirical experience and evidence, we can only state for certain that intelligent design exists, because that’s all we directly experience in our individual conscious state. We have a theory that animals and things behave less intelligently than us because there seems to be less free will, volition, or ability to plan and adapt, but we have no way of knowing that because we aren’t those animals, and we aren’t the rocks or the molecules or gravity. We assess the behavior of things like rocks, molecules, and gases as “natural processes and forces” not because we know them to be unintelligent or less intelligent. or to be the product of mindless chance, but rather because of how they appear to behave in relation to the only baseline we can directly experience – our own intelligent behavior. “Natural processes” is an idea, a theory, based on observing how some things behave in relationship to our own intelligence – not the other way around. I.D. isn’t a theory that proposes something in relationship to undesigned, mindless natural processes, because such things haven’t been demonsrated to exist – they are only assumed by materialist physicalism ideology.
Intelligence isn’t a theory based on observations of rocks, trees and animals. Intelligence is the known, baseline commodity, “undesigned, mindless natural processes” is a theory based on that empirical standard.
Western science began with the idea the universe was intelligently designed and organized, a reasonable assumption, since the only state we knew was the intelligent design we operated under. In the beginning of western science, the theory of natural processes (naturalism) was not, and was never intended to be, a theory of mindless chance, it directly assumed that the universe behaved like a machine a rational divine mind designed and built. In other words, early western science assumed that “natural processes” were themselves “intelligently designed”. They accomplished great strides in science operating under the premise that so-called “natural processes” were the machine-like construct of a divine mind, scientists assumed elegance, order, and efficiency – the same goals we strive to maximize when designing something to work well and with little maintenance.
However, modern materialist scientists have altered the fundamental assumption in science about natural processes from intelligently designed naturalism to “undesigned, mindless natural processes”, or materialist physicalism, without even so much as a model, an argument, or a hypotheses, claiming only that “science cannot be accomplished if we assume otherwise.”
We know this to be a patently false claim. Most of science achieved in the west for the past several hundred years was accomplished under the former premise, not the latter. Most of the basic physical characteristics of the universe were discovered and formalized by those that believed such attributes were intelligently ordered. How can anyone claim real science cannot be conducted under such assumption? This is a blatant lie, the purpose of which can only be to sieze without evidence ideological control of science and academia.
The materialists have said that we have no meaningful theory of intelligent design, I say, we don’t need a theory, because intelligence and intelligent properties are the only baseline we know by direct, empirical experience; any other kind of behavior or state is theoretical. We know the intelligent state exists – we experience it. We theorize or hypothesize that an alternate condition might exist, unintelligent, “natural” processes, but it is only a theory. Between the theory of intelligent design, and the theory of mindless natural processes, the only one we know to be a scientific fact by direct, empirical, objective, repeatable experience, is intelligent design. We don’t have to prove it, we know it exists. We experience it.
There is only a hypothesis of “undesigned, mindless natural processes”, because as materialists so often point out, there is no theory of intelligent design (in their view) that scientifically distinguishes between hypothetical artifacts of mindless chance and the known baseline of intelligence. Without a theory of intelligent design or a theory of undesigned, mindless natural processes, the idea that either is responsible for some or all of what we see in the universe is assumption, but only one is an assumption based on the direct empirical experience and evidence of our own intelligence.
Therefore, it isn’t intelligent design that requires substantiation through theory, experiment, argument and evidence, because it’s the only state of matter and existence that humans directly, consciously experience. We know intelligent design exists first-hand, we employ it, live it, think it to some degree every second of every waking moment. It is the hypothesis of “mindless natural processes” that requires evidence to support that such things as we find in the universe are not intelligently designed, built or maintained, but are rather the result of the putative concept of “undesigned, mindless natural processes”, and I submit that no such evidence exists.
When humans build anything, it takes considerable deliberate planning and and organization to build any device or system that works well together with other systems or devices, without intelligent design and maintenance, our devices don’t work or break down. In fact, it seems that there is a direct correlation between amount of energy, time, or ability to well-design and well-maintain anything we build, and how well it performs, and how long it lasts. The better the design, the better the upkeep – the longer it continues to work well. Bad design and poor upkeep generally hasten the demise of any built device or system.
However, materialists would have us believe that mindless chance not only designed machines of unbelievable complexity and interlocking order, but that these machines – by mindless chance – perform their own upkeep and continually refine, re-imagine and invent entirely new variations. What theory of undesigned, mindless natural processes predicts this astounding behavior?
Where exactly is the substantive evidence for a theory of undesigned, mindless natural processes that demonstrates how this is possible without intelligence? How is it that materialists get to baldly assume that “undesigned, mindless natural processes” even exist? What do they base that on? How is it that intelligence – the only commodity we know by direct, empirical experience to be at work in the universe from an operational, design and maintenance point of view – has been turned into the unprovable hypothesis, and that “undesigned, mindless natural processes” has been crowned as the new baseline without even so much as an argument or a model to support it? ?