A friend sends this gem from the literature;, it sounds totally oblivious of the information requirement for life:
It is now generally accepted that the emergence of increasingly complex eukaryotic life forms was accompanied by a corresponding increase in genome complexity, entailing both an expansion in gene number and more elaborate gene regulation.(22–24) Only DNA recombination in the form of gene or segmental duplications, exon shuffling, insertions, deletions, and chromosomal rearrangements can adequately account for this massive increase in gene number and the complexity of their regulation.(22–24). – Oliver, Keith R. & Wayne K. Greene (2009) Transposable elements: powerful facilitators of evolution BioEssays 31:703–714.
Kirk Durston, picking on the theme, offers a translation from the Darwinspeak:
The authors are blowing smoke here so far as thinking they are offering a scientific explanation. To illustrate, I’ve translated the paragraph to explain how the full range of personal computers has arisen. Here goes …
“It is now generally accepted that the emergence of increasingly complex personal computers was accompanied by a corresponding increase in the complexity of information required to build them, entailing both an expansion in the amount of memory required to store it all, and more elaborate instructions as to the assembly procedure. Only by recombining the information on the SSD by way of randomly duplicating small sections of information here and there, and shuffling it around and saving it in random spots here and there on an SSD can adequately account for this massive increase in the number of components needed to assemble personal computers and the complexity of how the parts are produced and assembled.”
Brilliant! Now we know how it all happened. Crystal clear! (Face-palm)
Question 1: If one of your students handed in an essay, the topic of which was to explain where full range of personal computers came from, what grade would you give the student for this brilliant explanation?
Question 2: If, in the early days of personal computers, a job applicant had presented this plan to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, how much longer would the interview have lasted?
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