Nicholson: “The recent introduction of novel experimental techniques capable of tracking individual molecules within cells in real time is leading to the rapid accumulation of data that are inconsistent with an engineering view of the cell.” Cells are more than machines but that only makes any form of Darwinism less likely.
Maybe these researchersp sort of know they are offering an intelligence-based explanation if they invoke the stock market. Maybe they don’t. Are they trying to surrender quietly?
It’s those orchids, right? We always said, in the Uncommon Descent News virtual coffee room, it was those orchids that did in Darwin in Brazil. Oh yes, and Marcos Eberlin, of course.
Remember when everything you ever were or would be was
in your DNA? Now it’s proteins.
Bring your own snacks and pillow.
Wilcox: “Perhaps this could all be resolved if the scientific community simply agreed upon a definition for each rank, but there’s no consensus for that.” If modern biology began with “On the Origin of Species,” many may be willing to live with chaos to protect the sacred history.
From what these researchers report, yes, one can definitely apply the principle. But then one must accept that biology shows evidence of design. “Just right” is rarely an accident.
The whole story leaves one wondering what role incidental factors played, over many centuries, in the constant, reversible micro-evolution of the once-iconic Darwin’s finches.
As cooks know, starches are much easier to keep and more versatile than meats. The article is noteworthy for not claiming that starches explain human brain development.
It seems that most post-Chernobyl animals “Don’t Look Any Different from Their Non-Chernobyl Counterparts. “
If researchers find cells in a really clear state of preservation, who will be surprised if it turns out that they are a lot like modern cells but somehow that fact doesn’t point to anything. Darwinism, after all, can just happen in the twinkling of an eye…
The problem is that people can come to think of approved stagnation as a duty and stagnating as a virtue. If a genius comes along, with new ideas, they have lost the habit of listening with expectation.
Clearly, we have come a long way in thinking up new ways to explore the origin of life problem.
Wait till you catch one of the fashionable witches also fronting the idea that we should all trust science. You can at least enjoy a sense of the ridiculous.
As John Gray suggests. It’s important to know whether there is a “ghost in the human machine” vs. “crossed wires we cannot entangle” because the ghost may be acting badly. But evolution can’t go “badly wrong.” Ain’t no such animal.