Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Comment on the Definition and Nature of Irreducible Complexity

 This is continued from my last comments in the previous post. Because I'm dealing with a lot of stuff related to how Irreducible Complexity is defined (as well as misdefined), these comments require a separate post altogether.

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drs said: "Perhaps my understanding of "Irreducibly Complex" is incorrect..."

While it's not a total misunderstanding, I think it misses the point.

"...but I thought the concept meant that certain systems are too complex to have evolved."

Here's a good starting point on this subject:

Primer: Irreducible Complexity in a Nutshell

And in case you have some beef with the mousetrap example because an intelligent agent
can modify the parts to get a one-piece system (in which the analogy would no longer apply to
 features in question), see the following:

A Mousetrap Defended: Response to Critics
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