The simplest explanation? (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Sunday, October 11, 2020, 16:07 (99 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: I never objected to Shapiro's theory, but to your gross extrapolation from it of cell intelligence.

David. J. Turell, The Atheist Delusion, p. 142, quoting from James A. Shapiro:
Living cells and organisms are cognitive (sentient) entities that act and interact purposefully to ensure survival, growth and proliferation. They possess sensory, communication, information-processing and decision-making capabilities.

[..] they have the ability to alter their hereditary characteristics rapidly…

Evolutionary novelty arises from the production of new cell and multicellular structures as a result of cellular self-modification functions and cell fusions.

dhw: What gross extrapolation?

Those cells he discusses are bacteria. They are live-alone single entities which must have adaptive abilities. The extrapolation is your intelligent cell theory based on bacteria applied to multicellular organisms and the way their organs work. Still 50/50 probability for bacteria as a result of design. All covered before.

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