Friday, April 29, 2011

Mystery ...

... The New Atlantis � The Unbearable Wholeness of Beings.

The real problem with the mechanistic view lies in the nature of its underlying metaphor. A mechanism is an artifact, and an artifact demands an artificer. To speak of an artifact for which there is no artificer is to speak nonsense. (And no, this is not meant to give credence to intelligent design theory. It is merely to say that both ID theorists and mechanists think of living things in terms of something they are not.)

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