ID Proponent of yore: Protein synthesis is semiotic.
ID Critic of yore: No it’s not. It’s purely chemical. You’re lying for Jesus in an effort to install a theocracy to control the world.
ID Proponent of yore: No really, it’s semiotic.
ID Critic of yore: Stupid creationist crank, when we say “information in the genome”, it’s just a metaphor. Idiot.
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ID Proponent today: Protein synthesis is semiotic.
ID Critic today: No it’s not, it purely chemical. You liars have been saying this same crap for 50 years (HT: Mike Elzinga).
ID Proponent today: No really, I can use completely accepted observations within biology to demonstrate it. Not only that, but logical analysis demonstrates that information-based replication can actually work no other way. And not only that, but there are certain observable physical features of protein synthesis that not only link it universally to pre-existing organization, but also to higher intelligence.
Mark Frank: Well if it’s a logical necessity, then it’s certainly not a prediction of design proponents, it’s a prediction of self-replication. And I don’t believe it anyway