A prominent ID supporter at UD, gpuccio, has this to say:
My simple point is: reasoning in terms of design, intention and plans is a true science promoter which can help give new perspective to our approach to biology. Questions simply change. The question is no more:
how did this sequence evolve by some non existent neo darwinian mechanism giving reproductive advantage?
why was this functional information introduced at this stage? what is the plan? what functions (even completely unrelated to sheer survival and reproduction) are being engineered here?
Gpuccio references actual biology in his writings and is one of the few at UD that do, and as such I’m prepared to take him at his word that the ID project is now ready to move from simply determining design to answering the questions he posed:
- why was this functional information introduced at this stage?
- what is the plan?
- what functions (even completely unrelated to sheer survival and reproduction) are being engineered here?
If any ID supporter would like to provide a specific example with answers for those 3 points for discussion that would be perfect.
Gpuccio’s OP concludes:
The transition to vertebrates was a highly engineered process. The necessary functional information was added by design.
In response I simply repeat back the question what is the plan?