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Author Topic:   Does complexity require intelligent design?
kjsimons
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Message 13 of 229 (191425)
03-14-2005 10:31 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Mespo
03-14-2005 10:23 AM


Re: Why not a Design Team?
If you're going to jump off the cliff of absurdity, then make sure you've got a good running start.

Thanks for that quote, I need a good laugh especially on Monday mornings! Is that an original by you or was it by some other wit?

Well, if you have design teams you have to have design meeting, status, methodologies, test teams, QA, ... The list is endless. Could you imagine listening in on a design meeting for (insert favorite absurdity here). LOL! Thanks for brightening my Monday!


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kjsimons
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Message 19 of 229 (191486)
03-14-2005 2:56 PM
Reply to: Message 18 by Buzsaw
03-14-2005 2:48 PM


For every complicated question there is a really simple answer, that answer is always wrong.
joy!

Complicated question: Where did all the information in DNA come from?

Simple answer: Randomly.

See, another simple answer that is wrong! It's random mutation WITH natural selection, which is not simple and can be a very intricate and complicated process.


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kjsimons
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Message 149 of 229 (195223)
03-29-2005 2:26 PM
Reply to: Message 147 by xevolutionist
03-29-2005 12:48 PM


Re: some "facts"
The Cambrian explosion however, revealed the sudden appearance in the fossil record of mammals, birds, reptiles, etc, already completely developed.

Jar already nearly had a stroke over the above statement (or he at least pulled a muscle rotflol). See the following link to see what the Cambrian Explosion actually was.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/03/4/l_034_02.html


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kjsimons
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Message 157 of 229 (196028)
04-01-2005 12:38 PM
Reply to: Message 156 by xevolutionist
04-01-2005 11:49 AM


Re: mutations
The current population of the earth is now over 6 billion. If the mutations are random they should be appearing rapidly now as each year is equivalent to 6 billion man/years of evolution. Why are there no babies being born with eagle vision or radiation resistant skin?

Have you ever read the book "The Mythical Man Month"? It's lessons apply here. For example, no matter how many woman a pregnant at a given time, it still takes one woman nine months to have a baby. In other words nine woman couldn't have one baby in one month and neither can mutations spread faster through a population just because the population is larger. It can only spread in the following generations. Insects and microscopic life forms are used to look for clues about evolution, because they have many generations in a very short period of time.

Now having a large population means you will have more mutations than a smaller group, but ironically mutations spread slower the larger the group is. And the less benifit a mutation has the slower is spreads.


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