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6. Just like the Paleyites, in their ‘argument from design’ current proponents of intelligent design claim organisms to be like artifacts, portraying even cellular and molecular structures as machine-like. But cellular features exhibit differences from machines as well, which are essential to understanding the developmental plasticity and evolvability of organisms (Kirschner et al. 2000).
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