An interesting article for those of you interested in Intelligent Design: Against The Grain: 'There are strong indications of intelligent design', an interview with Stuart Burgess, the professor of design and nature at Bristol University, appearing in the English newspaper The Independent. Among the things he says:
I've been designing systems like spacecraft for more than 20 years. One of the lessons I've learnt is that complex systems require an immense amount of intelligence to design. I've seen a lot of irreducible complexity in engineering. I have also seen organs in nature that are apparently irreducible. . . .
The mammalian knee-joint is an organ that appears irreducible. Everyone has a four-bar linkage in their knee. . . . Evolutionists have not been able to explain how the knee joint evolved step by step. We cannot prove that an intelligent being designed these, but at present no one can prove that they evolved, either.
My thanks to the Discovery Institute's e-mail newsletter Nota Bene for the link.