Skip to comments.Junk Science Exposed In Evolutionary Theory
Posted on 12/17/2009 3:15:42 PM PST by ezfindit
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Ah yes; but who as the try-er?
That question answers itself. Anyone other than Mother Nature would not need to experiment so much, or to be so ruthless in the trials.
One thousand legs. Wasteful.
One hundred legs. Interesting.
Eight legs. Kinda scary. I like it!
Six legs. Good, good. Maybe I'll add some wings, too.
Four legs. Great!
Two legs. Funny no matter which one it's on!
One leg. Doesn't work so well, but I'll save it for Kangaroos, and let them act as if they have only one. Maybe I'll let them have a purse.
Mother Nature, counting down in binary math.
So you worship a female deity you call “Mother Nature.” How can she be known? Served? What is her character? What exactly is her will? Does she provide a transcendent ground for ethics?
So you worship a female deity you call Mother Nature.
"How can she be known?"
If you don't know the answer to that, you must be too much a city person. Get out into the country for a bit.
Serve Mother Nature? Her ants can have the leftovers from my picnics.
"What is her character?"
The difference between a jungle, and a rainforest is this: When you're flying over it in a small plane, you can look down and admire the rainforest.
When your plane goes down into it, it becomes a jungle. You will be eaten. That is the character of Mother Nature. Keep your plane in good repair.
"What exactly is her will?"
That's a good one. I'd say her will is curiosity, with a nasty disposition.
"Does she provide a transcendent ground for ethics?"
Only by negative example.
From your first paragraph, I take it you’re not up to a two-way conversation that seriously engages your public words. So, adieu.
If I thought that was intentional irony, I would consider it humorous.
You got that || close.
God be with you too.
Natural selection is a machine that makes almost impossible things. Consider a typical protein such as whale myoglobin. That molecule is but one of a hundred thousand or so proteins in the animals body and contains a hundred and fifty-three units called amino acids. These come in about twenty forms. The number of possible combinations of amino acids in a structure the size of myoglobin is hence twenty raised to the power of a hundred and fifty three. The figure, ten with about two hundred zeros after it, is beyond imagination and is far more than all the proteins in all the whales, all the animals and all the plants that have ever lived. Such a molecule could never arise by accident. Instead, a rather ordinary device, natural selection, has carved out not just myoglobin but millions of other proteins and the organisms they build.
I was reminded, in reading your post,
“... a machine that makes almost impossible things ...”
... of a book I read in 1987. “Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology” by K. Eric Drexler.
At that time, Drexler made the point that nanotechnology only borrowed a principle of miniature assemblers from the already existing biological assembly devices called living cells.
Somehow an acorn has within itself the miraculous ability to seek out the materials it needs to assemble a living oak tree. Not only the instructional guidelines, but the proper miniature tools as well.
Having such a tough act to follow, I adhere to Joyce Kilmer’s advise and stick to poetry.
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