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galloglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 10:07 PM
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41. Yeah, Wilms, but.....
when you quote this:

The author states, "It had to be PUT there (programmed) on purpose." And offered zero proof. That kind of language leaves the reform movement open to charges that we make unsubstantiated assertions

we should step back and think about the sixteen words in Bush's 2003 SOTU message that, it was later admitted, should not have been in the speech. You know, the lie about Britain finding out Saddam had shipped yellow cake from Niger.

In the above quote, the writer says, "It had to be PUT there (programmed) on purpose." I believe the same of those sixteen words.

And, regardless of zero proof, it is true in the case of the code, at least. Simply because code is created by human hands, it is done for a reason (on purpose), and the proof is that the code executes.

To type in random pieces of code would make a program fail to execute. It doesn't work. Just like having 100 monkeys try to edit Shakespeare. IMHO, the burden falls to doubters to explain how an executable program can be made unintentionally.

To argue otherwise is to make the same point as the Creationists who claim Intelligent Design by the Hand of God! If (the code) is there and, if we can't prove why, then it works because of a random act off a deity?

But we know that the code was written by some human, not a deity with an inscrutable purpose. I do believe in Intelligent design... in computer software... but not in the creation of the Universe.

Ergo, if a human did it, there was a reason to it.

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