Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- DNA: The Molecule that Defines You
Posted on 08/20/2012 9:12:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Every living thing on planet Earth is defined by its own molecule -- what's yours? This molecule, called DNA, spans about two meters stretched out but is coiled into every cell in your body. The many copies of DNA that compose you were all copied from one single cell, and your body is continually making new copies. The above ground-breaking animated video depicts the tiny, amazing, bio-molecular machinery that makes these DNA copies. For a fee, it is now possible to find part of all of the code of the DNA molecule that defines you, but lively debates involving ethics may arise regarding whether you or anyone may own, disclose, patent, or copyright it. No one knows if DNA-like molecules will also define life that originates outside of Earth.
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Dude- I’m beginning to detect some common thread...
Is it just me or do rattlesnakes and oak leaves and snapping turtles seem to have been designed by the same hand?
Or is this just some random interraction of molecules banging around that means abslolutely nothing?
Looks like a bracelet I made in summer camp 40 years ago!!
Accidental? No freakin way!
St. Paul argues that “All flesh is not the same flesh”, in support of the idea that men may be changed “in an instant” into a new form of spiritual body. The gist of this is the completely free hand of the Creator, yet here you are marvelling at the hand of the Creator confined to a single materialistic base. Unless you are prepared to explain how our spiritual bodies will be DNA based, I see here, at the very least, a serious departure from the views of St. Paul.
I see that you are conflating the material, fleshly world with the spritual world. We are not flesh and blood but eternal beings. I was remarking on the design of the material world.
Which we co-inhabit presently...
Its actually pretty solid evidence against God manually sculpting each living thing brick by brick. A God of infinite power could easily make every animal completely different anatomically, he would have no reason for redundancy in design. My theory is that God created life in a much more elegant manner: by creating the natural process that resulted in life.
Works for me. I don’t see God as a micromanager.
Of course, Curiosity has the explicit mission of finding some sign of past or present microbial life on Mars, and it’s equipped with an impressive array of instruments to do so. Considering that mere technical success in the execution of this pursuit may not be enough, the thought occurs to me that they are sure to find something, whether it’s there or not.
Genesis 1- KJV
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
In Genesis, God creates by executive fiat - "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass." So God created grass in the same sense and in the same way that Caesar built a bridge across the Rhine. It's in the Book.
Odd, at the base level, we look like a serpent.
Exactly. God created the physical laws that made life possible. To believe in a literal creation is akin to believing that everything that ever was, is, or will be was predetermined and free will is an illusion, since nothing, even on the atomic scale, would ever be able to happen without the direct intervention of God.
Where would a mosquito be if there were not a red-blooded host to suck ?
As I noted, St. Paul does the same thing. To him, heaven was a physical place, even if beyond our reach. He argued for the possibility of radical change based on the condition of the material world as he saw it ... "all flesh is not the same flesh". People just don't have the same view of things in our age. Nor you nor anybody.
May I suggest that it is your perception of what 'evolution' means which leads you to make that statement.
The whole point of evolution is that none of it is an accident. Every attempt to survive is purposeful, and is based on adapting to the environment. It's just that there are some failures, some successes.
Saying evolution is based on random chance is like saying that Olympic Gold Medal winners are not based on skill, but on lotto tickets given to the audience.
I disagree with that, but many see it the way you do, to each his own.
Working as a law professor in Harvard.
I think these passages tell you what God accomplished, not how he did it.
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