Before Darwin, nearly everyone, in every corner of the world, believed in some type of ‘‘intelligent design,” and the majority still do.
We still are not close to designing any self-replicating machine. That is still pure science fiction.
“Some may ask, ‘What is the origin of the engineers? Therefore I don’t believe that this machine has been designed.’”
I also have a scheme that I believe can defeat the generalized second law. My scheme is called “intelligence.”
That Darwinism seems even superficially plausible depends completely on the ability of living things to reproduce themselves without significant degradation.