Natures wonders: making spider silk (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, August 29, 2014, 04:54 (2008 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained

Tony: What this also means is that the process of creating the "great bush of life" is not as monumental as it would appear at first glance, though it is still mind-boggling. It reduces the needed programs dramatically by reusing elements that have already been programmed. ..... A strong measure of the programmers success is the ability for that class to be used repeatedly, in wildly different scenarios, with few if any errors. When we look at the code that God has written, that is precisely what it has done.

If I may enter the conversation, your wonderful analogy just covers a tiny measure of variation among dogs, all of whom are one species, and are a subspecies with wolves with whom they breed with no problem.

What is significant is your further comments about a further class of programs which allows the code to be used over and over again. What is being found in genomes all over the animal kingdom is a repeated use to the same genomic mechanisms in a large variety of species and families. I think this implies that there is strong evidence for theistic evolution as the proper theory. Why should the genome be that way unless planned to cover the inventive needs of life as it advances from single cells to us? To avoid that thought, dhw has invented intelligent cells, but cannot tell us where the intelligence came from. He has forsaken chance as a mechanism. He wants to create whole new phenotypes by having them cooperate, and won't tell us where the plans come from that they must cooperatively follow. That dosn't answer the huge fossil gaps I have pointed out. Either use trial and error (Darwin), of which we see no evidence or create a plan, or follow a plan. There are no other possibilities. The idea of cells cooperating into planning a new body form de nova, fully functional in all organs is beyond belief. They have to be given a plan. That is why I raised the issue of a God-given inventive mechanism.

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