Natures wonders: killer penguins hunt in packs (Introduction)

by dhw, Monday, October 09, 2017, 12:55 (870 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: The fact that DNA can rearrange itself so quickly to respond as necessary indicates there are chemical controls that are yet to be understood. It looks as if DNA can think, but that is beyond possibility. The complexity of the underlying organization it presents demands that the system is designed. Not by chance.

dhw: A materialist might say the fact that we can think indicates that “there are chemical controls that are yet to be understood”.
DNA is one part of the cell. If Margulis, McLintock, Buehler and Shapiro are right, cells can think. Certainly not “beyond possibility”.

DAVID: Listing the names expresses their opinions, not anything more. I could name Wells, Meyer, Behe, but I never bother.

dhw: The very fact that there is no consensus among the experts should make it clear to you that neither hypothesis is “beyond possibility”.

DAVID: Of course not.

Thank you. This is an important agreement, since it is key to the whole debate on how evolution has happened.

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