Continuing the discussion from Making a Tree from Designed Objects?:
I agree with you @John_Harshman, but I also find this a very interesting comment. Let us say we can evidentially establish this one time magic trick, or another one like it. Let me agree, this does not really change our view of the regular order of the world. Still, I have a few questions…
How would you make sense of this magic trick? Could this (at least in principle) be evidence, for example, of God?
How would it even be possible to evidentially establish this in your mind? Without regularity, how could we be sure?
I have a feeling @vjtorley, @Philosurfer and @jongarvey might have some thoughts on this. To be clear, I agree that this would not be nearly enough to unsettle common descent. I’m not making an anti-evolution argument of any sort. I’m just curious how you’d make sense of a “one time magic trick.”