Monday, March 19, 2012

Uncommon Descent: "Bill Dembski answers, How do we explain bad design?"

Via Triablogue: Bill Dembski answers, How do we explain bad design?

Theodical appeals complicate the matter. Nonetheless it remains true that processes and plans of engineering and design often involve trade-offs. A sad example would be one of beauty and low cost: the apparent reason we’re seeing the construction of hopelessly insipid bridges of the cable-stayed design nowadays (e.g. the Zakim and Sunshine Skyway Bridges) as opposed to suspension bridges (e.g. the Verrazano-Narrows and Golden Gate Bridges) and cantilever bridges (e.g. the Queensboro Bridge).

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