posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 03:40 AM
Please explain how this has anything to do with intelligent design? I fail to see the link between a second layer of data in a strand of DNA and an
Using the terms "intellectually honest" and "intelligent design" in the same sentence is an oxymoron. There is nothing intellectually honest about
inserting something that has zero supporting evidence as an explanation for anything.
Well, there is somewhat of an oxymoron here, but it resides in the paradox of the linked article as I'll explain in a minute. That is, when 'oxymoron'
is used correctly, which you didn't.
Design would always denote intelligence, so that's not an oxymoron even by your misusage. "Intellectual honesty" is a well-recognized phrase that has
a decided meaning. Thusly, I hesitate to explain myself to someone with so little grasp of language and inference.
I'll give it a shot, however, because I feel sorry for you.
The University of Washington--UoW being an academic institution--has chosen words such as, "meaning," "code," "write," and "instructions' as
descriptors in the linked article.
Those are suggestive and heavy-duty words. You shouldn't need as much of a lesson on their impact as you seem to on the definition of
oxymoron---though I could be wrong on that. Read 'em again if you're still lost. It'll hit ya.
Philosophically--and with Occam's in mind--I would further proffer that the idea that this particular and most spectacular of creative
forces--DNA--stems from something less than "consciousness" is negated in that we don't even have--at least as far as the University of Washington is
concerned--words that don't imply design when describing the theorem. Design, as you'll remember from above, suggests intelligence.
And we haven't even gotten to the added complexity of the "second language."
Oh…before I forget:
Although a true oxymoron is "something that is surprisingly true, a paradox," Garry Wills has argued that modern usage has brought a common
misunderstanding that oxymoron is nearly synonymous with contradiction.
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