Logic and evolution (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, July 22, 2016, 15:01 (1152 days ago) @ dhw

David: Cells do have control over their genes, without any sense of thought[/i].

dhw: Adaptations may sometimes be accompanied by loss of information. That does not and cannot mean that loss of information is RESPONSIBLE for innovation. Yes, cells have all these abilities, as championed by Shapiro. And they may well have a “sense of thought”, as championed by Shapiro.

All Shapiro really says is that they have the ability to rewrite their genome when necessary. That these processes are fully regulated is stated on page 69 of his book. He discusses 'genome shock' and gives several pages of known examples ( I estimate about 100). He never mentions the cells are thinking, only reacting in their genomes.

I would note that cells can only react with their available molecular reactions that are onboard, which in your view may well be God given, and I agree.

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