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Design and Irreducible Complexity

Date recorded: 16 May 2021 | Speaker: Andy McIntosh | Event: ELF Advanced Apologetics Network
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This talk examines the definition of Irreducible Complexity and shows that it is a characteristic of systems engineering. Natural systems always have a number of layers of interacting sub-systems which are interconnected, and consequently these systems will not work unless all parts of these sub-systems are working in harmony together. This talk looks at a number of examples, including flight and the bombardier beetle. Consequently, the argument of irreducible complexity against the secularist notion that living systems can make themselves is a very robust and powerful demonstration of the principle of Rom 1:20: “the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”.