A correspondent sends along this remarkable nature video from the BBC and asks a good question.
Can you think of an un-designed process that employs external machinery to maintain the state of another machine?
According to Halsmer, engineering involves “the creative use of resources and ingenuity to accomplish a purpose or solve a problem.” It does so by creating “affordances.”
He concludes that “evolutionary ‘just so’ stories” are examples of “wishful thinking starved of molecular details.”
This is the refrain of the book: “It is all or death!” “All or nothing!” Half-solutions are no solutions at all.