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A Look at Nathan Lents’ WSJ Piece on the “Botched” Human Body

Episode
1117
Guest
Steve Laufmann
Duration
00:16:43
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On this episode of ID the Future, Steve Laufmann critiques a recent article by Dr. Nathan H. Lents, The Botch of the Human Body. The article purports to show that so-called “design errors” in the human body prove it wasn’t designed. Laufmann describes five ways Lents’ argument is a “bizarre blend of ignorance and arrogance.” For instance, Lents often ignores something basic to engineering–the necessity of design tradeoffs.

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Steve Laufmann

Steve Laufmann is a speaker, author, computer scientist, and consultant in the design of enterprise-class systems of information systems. He’s known for his expertise in the difficulties of changing complex systems to perform new tasks. He’s currently developing an overarching framework for design-engineering in living systems. He leads the Engineering Research Group at Discovery Institute, and most recently chaired the program committee for CELS 2021. When he can’t think of anything else to do, he enjoys landscape photography, pizza, and old movies.
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