For example, a Frank Lloyd Wright building of a certain period will most likely share many traits with his other buildings of the same period.

Science, properly understood, should merely be defined as the knowledge man can gain from observing the natural world.

The fact that cells reproduce and buildings don't has absolutely nothing to do with the point that was being made.

1. Poor design is still design.

I have been known to do that, it just wasn't happening there.

Such as a universe that is not made of dead, mute, inert matter.

But it has nothing to do with the analogy I was making.

But the idea of design might open our understanding to some things we never would have considered otherwise.

It's good to see that you have a rudimentary grasp of the design inference. I was not making a design inference when I employed the building analogy.