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Does the war on cancer reveal limits to random mutation?

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Darwinism, of course, claims that natural selection acting on random mutation produces all the ordered complexity we see around us. Yet, researchers who are not looking for evidence for that often behave as though they don’t think it’s true. Here’s a promising cancer treatment from Israel:

For starters, most anti-cancer drugs attack a specific target on or in the cancer cell, he explained. Inhibiting the target usually affects a physiological pathway that promotes cancer. Mutations in the targets – or downstream in their physiological pathways – could make the targets not relevant to the cancer nature of the cell, and hence the drug attacking it is rendered ineffective.

In contrast, MuTaTo is using a combination of several cancer-targeting peptides for each cancer cell at the same time, combined with a strong peptide toxin that would kill cancer cells specifically. By using at least three targeting peptides on the same structure with a strong toxin, Morad said, “we made sure that the treatment will not be affected by mutations; cancer cells can mutate in such a way that targeted receptors are dropped by the cancer.”

“The probability of having multiple mutations that would modify all targeted receptors simultaneously decreases dramatically with the number of targets used,” Morad continued. “The probability of having multiple mutations that would modify all targeted receptors simultaneously decreases dramatically with the number of targets used,” Morad continued. “Instead of attacking receptors one at a time, we attack receptors three at a time – not even cancer can mutate three receptors at the same time.” Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, “A Cure for Cancer? Israeli Scientists May Have Found One” at The Jerusalem Post

Time will tell if their treatment works but note that actual numerical limits are suggested here on the number of mutations that can happen randomly at the same time. Mathematics, not religion, is the enemy of Darwinism.

See also: Researchers: A Kill Cancer Code Is Embedded In Every Cell

 Cell behavior can show “purposeful inefficiency”? What next?

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Do cells use passwords?

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2 Replies to “Does the war on cancer reveal limits to random mutation?

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    ScuzzaMan says:

    Mathematics, not religion, is the enemy of Darwinism

    Nice.

    However, I think mathematics is merely the tool of the real enemy of darwinism; intelligence.

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    smordecai says:

    If memory doesn’t fail me that all sounds like Dr. Michael Behe in The Edge of Evolution. Shouldn’t Israel acknowledge that?

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