Re: Design (was Re: Meat)

Jim McCoy (
Sat, 14 Feb 1998 14:33:17 -0800

"Michael M. Butler" <butler@comp*> writes:
[regarding the "design" of the human body]
>It is designed. I am designing my body right now. Many other people
>designing theirs, including bodysculptors.

There is a difference between design and modification. If I take my
car to a shop and have it painted a new color or change the muffler I
can make no claim to the design of the car. When you can "design"
yourself another liver come and talk to me...

>Oh. I see. You think anyone who uses the word "design" to refer to
>that did not take the conscious effort of some human is a (perhaps
>Creationist/Deist/Teleological BAD PERSON, and NEEEDS to have the
>reinstated, or a kick in the behind.

Oh. I see. You want to play silly word games. To create new
meanings for words to fit your need for an argument. You think that
just because the definition of the word "design" in the context it is
being used here requires a designer (e.g. "conscious effort" to
attain a predetermined goal) there is no reason that you cannot make
up a new definition and then attack the original argument for not
using your new definition.