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?...
(Excerpt) Read more at icr.org ...
Speak for yourself. Not everyone is a stimulus-response vehicle, as the Temple of Darwin would have us believe.
That wasn’t my question. If an organism for whatever reason ceases to be able to reproduce, does it stop being an organism, or is it simply an organism that can’t reproduce?
You, of all people, should not bang on about other’s ‘density’ given your comments on these threads and the use of someones silly pictures to mock what you cannot understand.
That would make you proof prime that Darwin must be served..
Shallow gene pool and all...
It’s an extinct organism. Maybe defined in the fossil record, but extinct nonetheless.
Is that like the special purpose Navin Johnson had in “ The Jerk”?
You are living proof that there are fools who ignore the overwhelming evidence for the existence of God, and yet try to pretent in their hearts that He does not exist.
DNA is not super sophisticated, unless you don’t have the basic education to understand it. It’s only As, Gs, Ts, and Cs. Pretty basic to me.
It’s not extinct when it is still alive. And what about all the organisms that live past their reproductive age, such as women who go through menopause, are they still organisms?
You have some kind of ‘second sight” now?
It is you who steadfastly maintain that one cannot believe in God, or much less be a Christian, without believing in the creation myth.
It is you who are blinded, and need to pray desperately for enlightenment.
I am right now and so are you in every reproducing cell in your body.
I have also made unique DNA sequences in the lab. I have a patent on a modified gene sequence that I constructed.
...they do tend to undergo some temporary retrograde primeval metamorphosis subdued only by chocolate, tears, rage and the blue pills when the reach that point...
TMI on your sex life.
We’re talking species here. Not individuals.
Learn how to read, Wacka. I said the DNA code, not simply DNA. And btw, DNA is much more that As, Gs, Ts, and Cs. The fact that you don’t know this speaks volumes about your level of science education.
I’ve always bee curious though as to whether we can create life without realizing what happens to life when it ceases to be life. Equations have two sides.
It is you that has NO science education. The only “letters” in the DNA code are the 4 bases Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, and Cytosine (A, T, G, and C). Pretty basic ;-).
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.