God is Not a Watchmaker … He’s a Musician

For every one who sees a beautifully made lute, and considers the skill with which it has been fitted together and arranged, or who hears its melody, would think of none but the lutemaker, or the luteplayer, and would recur to him in mind, though he might not know him by sight. And thus to us also is manifested that which made and moves and preserves all created things, even though He be not comprehended by the mind. And very wanting in sense is he who will not willingly go thus far in following natural proofs.

Gregory of Nazianzus,  The Second Theological Oration, 288—301 in  The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, 2nd series, vol. 7, eds. P. Schaff and H. Wace (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1989), 290.

From Dembski, W. A. (2002).  No free lunch: Why specified complexity cannot be purchased without intelligence. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, p. 374 (note 35).

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