3 quotes from the first 2 chapters that stood out to me while reading:
The answer we have arrived at is that complicated things have some quality, specifiable in advance, that is highly un-likely to have been acquired by random chance alone.
nonliving things don’t work in this sense. They accept the forces that tend to bring them into equilibrium with their surroundings.
The designer’s understanding is embodied in the design of the instrument, but the instrument itself does not understand how it works.