On today’s ID the Future from the vault, systems engineer Steve Laufmann further explores physician Howard Glicksman’s 81-part Evolution News series on the human body’s sophisticated architecture. Here in Part 2 of the discussion, Laufmann explains the engineering concept of coherence and the challenge it poses for evolutionary gradualism. It’s all about maintaining function at every creative stage along an adaptive continuum, he says, and once we understand just how many of the body’s systems and subsystems require various other systems and subsystems in order to function at all, we begin to see the monster bootstrapping problem Darwinism faces. Laufmann describes the prospect of blind evolution successfully launching a complete and functional body plan as “impossible squared.”
But we do exist, so how was the impossible made possible? Via the same type of cause employed to fashion and assemble the many parts required to build a functional automobile, Laufmann says—intelligent design. He and Glicksman expand this argument, and take an awe-inspiring journey through the engineering marvels of the human body, in their November 2022 book, Your Designed Body. Get your copy here.