The (apparent) design of the universe needs explanation

The computer on which I am writing these words has an information storage capacity of about 64 kilobytes… The computer was consciously designed and deliberately manufactured. The brain with which you are understanding my words is an array of some ten million kiloneurons. Many of these billions of nerve cells have each more than a thousand “electric wires” connecting them to other neurons. Moreover, at the molecular genetic level, every single one of more than a trillion cells in the body contains about a thousand times as much precisely-coded digital information as my entire computer. The complexity of living organisms is matched by the elegant efficiency of their apparent design. If anyone doesn’t agree that this amount of complex design cries out for an explanation, I give up.

Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, Preface, xiii

Mr Dawkins, of course, proceeds to claim that the design is apparent, not real. It is a trick that fools and theists fall for.


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