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View Diary: Let's Teach the Controversy of Evolution vs Intelligent Design **Updated with Poll question** (365 comments)

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  •  It's a good one to attack. (1+ / 0-)
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    If one assumes it, then there can be no natural arches, because every part of the arch is essential.

    The argument assumes that everything is necessarily built up from less by adding, and that nothing less -- or more -- than the completed object serves any purpose.

    Clearly there are arches in nature, and they are derived from the selective/lucky removal of extra material. So constructed are many biological features in nature. (And in construction, where it's known as scaffolding.)

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