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And by directed I don't mean in the sense of angels stepping in periodically to make flagella for bacteria (what an odd theology!). I mean directed in that the universe is constructed in a way to achieve a particular result.

But directed by God, right? He front-loaded the universe with information, which through the natural processes he set up, evolved into humans and cockroaches?

"Odd theology" indeed. I have a theory, that those who reject ID come in one category: those whose concept of God doesn't fit whatever they suppose ID implies about God.

For the atheist who doesn't think there is one, ID cannot possibly be right because of the clear implication that there must be a supernatural realm if it is.

For the theist who (for whatever reason) doesn't think God does anything in the world we inhabit, a God who tinkers with his creation or directly creates is unfathomable.

So I'm starting to think one's reaction to ID is entirely predetermined by one's theology. Probably too simplistic, but I haven't seen any counter evidence yet.

Bryan (not sure about the agnostics)
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