Skip to comments.What Defines an Organism? Biologists Say 'Purpose.'
Posted on 12/10/2009 8:12:50 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
David Queller and Joan Strassmann, evolutionary biologists at Rice University, recently proposed a new way to describe what makes an organism a unified whole. They defined an organism as an entity made up of parts that cooperate well for an overall purpose, and do so with minimal conflict. But how do parts like these get together, and where does purposeful behavior come from?...
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Brian Thomas MS* is startlingly dense, isn’t he?
More false conclusions made by the usual suspects.
Far too many inorganic entities and processes exhibit ‘purpose’...
Dust and gas coming together to form suns and planets, magnets sticking together..
Are they “organisms” ???
It’s an animal instinct..like eating. Some people eat to stay alive, some live to eat. The later get fat and die early. That will be $35.00 plus Obama tax which comes to about $20,000. You are welcome.
He’s one of the most thoughtful popular science writers out there IMHO. The evos hate him because he demonstrates that creation science is far superior to purposeless evolution in a way the average person can understand.
Two better questions:
1 What defines an Obamanism?
which naturally leads to:
2 What defines an Obamasm?
At first glance I thought it said Orgasm..........
My coffee cup exhibits no self-purpose, I have a purpose for it. It has A purpose assigned by me. It was assembled by a Creator, same as the suns and planets you refer to. They have no self-purpose, but their Creator had a purpose for them.
What is your purpose camel? Why do you deny your Creator? He loves you and wishes you to come to know him.
C’mon now, this was article was posted by ICR, not Darwin Central!
Wow, you almost sound like you are capable of having a genuine conversation. Almost.
All your bravado aside, you know it’s true. But you can’t bring yourself to face the truth, thus the bravado.
Dusts and gases eat things..wow...who knew?
That you still hold that opinion after the number of times Brian has been shown to be ignorant, deceitful, and/or just plain wrong speaks volumes about your standards for science writing. I for one don't hate him, I admire his ability as a propagandist and envy him his job. Maybe I'm just not average enough to fully appreciate him--maybe I just need to know less.
Oh ho ho! You’re killing me.
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one that initially misread the title... ;)
For once, I thought Mr. Thomas might have an interesting article on his hands.
I thought the same thing. An orgasm does require purpose!