A friend asks,
So if communication theory, which is a branch of information theory, which in turn is the basis of intelligent design, ends up helping scientists disrupt pathogenic clusters of bacteria and thereby curing disease, will ID be vindicated …
Thinking of this From “Bacterial Communication Could Provide Key to Developing Nanoscale Medical Devices”:
Over the next four years, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech; Atlanta) will be studying how bacteria communicate with one another on a molecular level. The scientists’ goal is to determine whether the principles of bacterial communication can be applied to how nanodevices will one day communicate to form nanoscale networks.
Headed by Ian Akyildiz, Georgia Tech professor of electrical and computer engineering, the research team hopes to pave the way for intelligent, communicative nanonetworks that could have wide-ranging and potentially life-changing ramifications. “The nanoscale machines could potentially be injected into the blood, circulating in the body to detect viruses, bacteria and tumors,” Akyildiz comments. “All these illnesses—cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, asthma, whatever you can think of—they will be history over the years. And that’s just one application.”
Maybe. But how likely is it that bacteria got to be so smart on their own?