Engineering in Creation and Parametric Design

There is an interest in looking at living things from an engineering perspective, which places evolutionary ideas of time, chance, mutations, and luck closer and closer to the rubbish bin. We have discussed how engineering concepts relate to creation several times.

Parametric design is used in several ways, using parameters (see what they did there?) in algorithms (sets of instructions). This method has been helpful in architecture. It also fits quite well with intelligent design and works quite well with engineering considerations in creation.

Spinal column, Pixabay / Clker-Free-Vector-Images
Creation itself shows design. Not only design, but advance planning where living things grow and develop, often adapting to changes. There are many things in biology that show growth where things have to be in place so the critter can survive. Consider the human spinal column: Vertebrae and such need to grow from simpler cells, all the way to adulthood. No, evolution has no place here. The Master Engineer clearly has designed living things.
Evolutionary theory proposes that the apparent design seen in nature is the result of natural stochastic (chance-driven) selection processes. Nevertheless, mechanical engineers do not design by chance. Instead, they use parametric software, which allows them to specify constraints, relationships, and dimensions of the objects they design. This is similar to what we see in organisms, which are functionally and proportionally constrained (‘symmetry’), have relational and balanced dimensions, and additional finely tuned parametric characteristics. This strongly suggests that organisms, like engineered systems, are designed for function and purpose, and did not evolve through blind natural processes.

Finish reading over at "Parametric design—evidence of creation."