My position here hasn’t changed. I’ve beefed up specified complexity and developed it further over the years.
Far from being “Gee whiz, that’s complicated; it must be designed!” the theory of ID relies on well-defined concepts.
We are not saying DNA is like a message. Rather, DNA is a message.
As the pioneering chemical evolutionary theorist Alexander Oparin put it, “The problem of the nature of life and the problem of its origin have become inseparable.”
How does life emerge from that which is not alive? This mystery exercises a peculiar fascination, with the power to elicit remarkable feats of imagination.