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Author Topic:   Biological Evidence Against Intelligent Design
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10-20-2010 1:41 PM

I'm reading many posts on the idea of HGT. I'm not a staunch intellectual on horizontal gene transfer but i'm wondering how this came to be? Is the idea of HGT, the hereditary genetical structures being present in one bacteria/celluar body being transferred to another? A post stated this can be sexual and/or asexual. So i'm assuming this is a process in which organisms such as bacteria can multiply.
In this case, does it supply evidence for the possibility of an intelligent designer. Obviously these modes have to be programmed prior to accepting and giving genetic material.
On the other hand this also sounds like co-option where different genetic material are shared amongst celluar bodies, and through these shared genetic material the parts most likely to survive would in turn evolve. Dr. Behe in his study of irreducible complexity strikes down the process, but I wanted to see what are other biological evolutionary processes which erode the intelligent design concept of HGT and/or irreducible complexity.

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