And not even just a different story read backwards, like I thought?
Liberty University biology prof David A. DeWitt, author of Unraveling the Origins Controversy, commented on my characterization of the overlapping codes of the genome. Seeing that Christianity Today is actually taking BioLogos and yesterday’s science seriously, I had written,
A friend, a faithful Christian in science, was dismayed by the story. He is an information theorist. … The genome, to take one small point, is full over overlapping codes. (It’s as if a short story read backwards is a flawless different short story, and sections of it, read letter by letter down the right hand side are a flawless paragraph.)
and DeWitt replies,
In the mitochondrial genome the overlapping codes are for different subunits of the same protein complex (ATP Synthase). So it is not even that “backwards is a flawless different short story” it is another volume in a series of short stories involving the same characters!
which all happened, of course, merely by the magic of Darwin’s natural selection acting on random mutations. But presumably Christian Darwinists are free to dress it their unbelievable scenario in God talk as long as they feel like it. Only,
BioLogos: Yesterday’s science as if reality didn’t matter.
Christianity Today: News coverage for Christians as if trashing our heritage and grovelling to yesterday’s science will make people stop hating serious Christians.
Yoo hoo!! Is anyone else out there sick of that whole narrative? Looking for solutions?
Read Uncommon Descent. We make it our business to tell you what is really happening because we cannot afford not to know, in the way that institutional Christian media can. We don’t even think of ourselves as Christian media. It’s true that the whole slate of list guvs here are trad Christians, but that’s just how we found each other.
What should mater to you is, we are united in thinking that you deserve news as if you and reality mattered.