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“Intelligent evolution” book defends life from space

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From the blurb for Intelligent Evolution: An Alternate Theory of Evolution:

Intelligent design is often depicted as science versus religion but this is not always the case. I have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, don’t follow any specific religion, and have come to the conclusion that the complexity of life suggests intelligent design. I believe microbes were designed by an intelligent entity and then released into the cold, vastness of space. Some haphazardly landed on our warm, wet planet and went on to evolve into everything we see here today, including us. This is ‘Intelligent Evolution’ because we evolved from intelligently designed microbes. Evidence of this and how these microbes took our planet from a barren, wet rock to a thriving, rich ecosystem is outlined in detail, essentially rewriting the entire theory of evolution.

From her educational background, Claire Quinn is probably a Canadian (“I have a B.Sc. in Genetics from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto.”) Her book is essentially free on Kindle.

Her point of view is usually called panspermia, and has a respectable history, which includes Fred Hoyle and Francis Crick.

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Mahuna - unless the microbes were loaded with info to build certain creatures in due course. That would render such jumps more probable. I guess Quinn would argue that way. Splatter
As Professor Behe and others point out, the challenge is that there have been REPEATED jumps in "evolution" on Earth that cannot be explained by random mutation from some original single celled Life. So Panspermia fails as an explanation for the LONG TERM advance of complexity and diversity on Earth. At best, Panspermia jumps the "primordial soup" gap to provide an explanation for the SOURCE of Life on Earth. But this of course merely pushes the lump down the python by asking how Life arose on the planet from which the Spermia is being panned. That is, someplace over the next billion years or so, "contamination" from Earth will being causing Life to erupt on planets outside Sol's solar system. But the arrival of that Earthly "sperm" will not explain the actual ORIGIN of Life on Zeta Reticuli or somesuch. Their "origin of Life" will be "arrived from Earth". mahuna
The book is about Panspermia, which is basically the belief (ok, theory) that microbe infested chunk of nearest galaxy traversed space (over billions of years) and hit Earth, and life began. The Intelligent Designer of the microbe has to be residing in another galaxy. I am not sure if we have multiple Designers in multiple galaxies or there is just one designer. In any case, that is irrelevant to ID scientists. Me_Think
No, there is an intelligent designer factory located on India Delta 777 that is still to this day cranking out fresh intelligent designers. Mung
Of course, this begs the question of where the "intelligent entity" came from, but I guess that is where ID crosses over into theology. OldArmy94

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