To sum up, in light of my case for naturalistic Intelligent Design, there are three options from which we can chose an overall hypothesis (overarching paradigm) for the cause of life in our universe:
1. It is the result of an infinite regress of problem specific information. This suffers from philosophical problems associated with infinite regress.
2. It is the result of a Fortuitous Accident – pure dumb luck -- that just happened to generate problem specific information (consistently better than chance performance), information processors, CSI, and convergent evolution as a result of a truly random assortment of laws. IOW, it is the result of only chance and laws with no previous intelligent input or cause. This suffers from the problems associated with chance of the gaps non-explanations and has never been shown to be a scientific plausibility (because they are so highly improbable that they are, for all practical purposes impossible) and thus belongs in the same category as claims of perpetual motion free energy machines. Furthermore, this is so far not based on any testing and observations and is unfalsifiable. This is the predominant hypothesis being peddled under scientific status today.
3. It is the necessary result of Intelligent Programming (fine tuning) of the laws of physics to converge upon specific targets/functions as potential solutions to problems, thus incorporating problem specific information into the foundation of our universe (as an information processing system). This is based on observation of the Intelligent foresight necessary (so far) to create specific information targeted at future problems (problem specific information/active information) and for the generation and programming of the types of highly improbable systems in question, including CSI. Furthermore, this option is continually testable and able to be refined as a result of continued work on information processing systems, evolutionary algorithms, and information theory. This hypothesis is even falsifiable by demonstrating choice number 2.
So, take your pick. I predict, based on the responses generated here (if there be any), that ID Theory and the naturalistic hypothesis will stand strong as being scientific and the better explanation and that people will not accept it primarily based on their personal wishes and philosophies even though the philosophy of ID is itself logical. So, where to go from here? How about admitting that it is a scientific hypothesis and even if you don’t agree with it, doing what you can to allow it the process of getting published, such as happens with competing scientific hypothesis.