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Author Topic:   Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve: Part II
Taq
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Message 56 of 75 (573055)
08-09-2010 3:30 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by ICdesign
08-07-2010 9:30 AM


The RLN design is due to developmental constraints.
Did Jerry Bergman ever discuss how an omnipotent and omniscient supernatural deity would be placed under developmental constraints? That's perhaps the strangest explanation I have ever seen.
"Well, God had to do it that way because God is constrained due to the fact that he designed fish a certain way."
I will also leave you with the question I had in the other thread. Is it good design to run 100 feet of electrical cord from your tv through your living room, around the lamp, up and over the couch, and under the coffee table just to plug into an outlet that is only 2 feet from the tv? Good design or bad design?

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Message 62 of 75 (573212)
08-10-2010 12:34 PM
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08-09-2010 6:55 PM


I was trying to find out how the RLN originated. Not which organism had it first as much as how and why random mutations plus natural selection would have produced it.
It originated in one of our early vertebrate ancestors. In these species it was the nerve for the 6th gill slit as discussed in previous posts. As the gills evolved into the larynx and the larynx moved towards the head away from the torso the nerve went with it. The advantages that the larynx offered terrestrial vertebrates outweighed the design flaws that the RLN brought with it.
Also, don't you have problems with the ICR article? It states that God could not figure out a way to design vertebrate embryonic development so that the RLN did not loop under the aorta and subclavian artery. It suggests that God is not all powerful and all knowing.

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