On 9/30/2012 5:29 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
So I am asking you. Why make that distinction? What is the difference that makes a difference?



The difference is that human designers have in mind some goal for their design, they can start from a clean sheet or modify and existing design, they can design, build and test things without making lots of copies.


How does your new remark answer my question? Are Humans somehow special? Are we not part of the integrate whole that is Nature?

Sure. Humans are special. Sparrows are special. That doesn't mean humans designing something is an instance of evolving any more than a bird flying is an example of evolving. Designing, flying, and evolving are different actions performed by different kinds of things.

Brent

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