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So there is no good reason, from a technological perspective, to say that intelligent agents couldn't have created the original DNA on earth.

Yeah there is. Abiogenesis cuts both ways. If evidence comes up that some advanced civilization planted the seeds of life throughout the universe, we've simply rolled back the clock, and have to answer how they got here, and we're back to arguing turtles. So, we get right to the meat of the whole ID debate, it either has to be some supernatural creator that created life, the universe, and canned tuna fish, or it's nature at work. Since there is no evidence of any supernatural entities, we are left to ponder the profoundly obvious avenue that is left to us.

Nature produces incredibly complex designs on a humongous scale all the time.

Replication is not the same as origination. I thought we settled that.

Unfortunately, your response makes no sense to me. Nature doesn't replicate, it originates, so I'm not sure if you're saying no mas or making a point I'm totally missing. Once again, why would I choose to infer that nature only originates the big stuff like galaxies, and stars, and planets, but not little stuff like DNA?
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