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Pioneer geneticist George Church should watch his back?


Evolution News and Views asks, “What are Darwinists going to say now? That Dr. Church, pioneering professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, is a shill for creationism?” for praising Stephen C. Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt? Ah, yes, probably

Book’s about:

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock.

In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. During the last half century, biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological information—stored in DNA and elsewhere in cells—to building animal forms.

It’s like philosopher Thomas Nagel praising Meyer’s earlier book, Signature in the Cell (Harper One, 2009), as Book of the Year for 2009.

If damage is done to their careers it will be because they threatened tenured Darwinist mediocrities, and when you aim at Darwin’s dullards, you must not miss.

One error down - how many to go? Please revisit Where do the world’s atheists live? You’d be surprised. DiEb
Heavens, thanks for pointing out the error - but one fears both Churches will get it now. ;) News
Walter ReMine on the Origin of Sexual Reproduction - interview http://kgov.com/ReMine-3 http://kgov.s3.amazonaws.com/bel/2012/20120727-BEL150.mp3 bornagain77
OT: Can Monkeys Type Shakespeare? - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkEvzRMEP3s bornagain77
Frank Church vs. George Church? It's doubtful that there are 5% self-identified atheists in Canada vs. there are 9% self-identified atheists in Canada - Denyse, could you be a little bit more diligent when handling facts? DiEb
Dr. Church's, and team, stunning accomplishments thus far, for those who don't know, include this,,,
Information Storage in DNA https://vimeo.com/47615970 Quote from preceding video: "The theoretical (information) density of DNA is you could store the total world information, which is 1.8 zetabytes, at least in 2011, in about 4 grams of DNA." Sriram Kosuri PhD. - Wyss Institute Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram - Sebastian Anthony - August 17, 2012 Excerpt: A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.,,, Just think about it for a moment: One gram of DNA can store 700 terabytes of data. That’s 14,000 50-gigabyte Blu-ray discs… in a droplet of DNA that would fit on the tip of your pinky. To store the same kind of data on hard drives — the densest storage medium in use today — you’d need 233 3TB drives, weighing a total of 151 kilos. In Church and Kosuri’s case, they have successfully stored around 700 kilobytes of data in DNA — Church’s latest book, in fact — and proceeded to make 70 billion copies (which they claim, jokingly, makes it the best-selling book of all time!) totaling 44 petabytes of data stored. http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134672-harvard-cracks-dna-storage-crams-700-terabytes-of-data-into-a-single-gram
and this:
(Man-Made) DNA nanorobot – video https://vimeo.com/36880067
Is there any biological evidence that these creatures in the fossil slabs called the cambrian explosion do or do not have ancestors showing a evolved heritage from primitive to complex?? Robert Byers

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