You had quoted an example in which the reaction yielded a protein with ATP binding activity. I will rephrase the question. If the particular desired activity is for ATP hydrolysis, then ATP binding activity will not be useful.Is this correct?
If ATP binding is only for its own hydrolysis, then this makes some sense. Otherwise when ATP is bound and is hydrolysed, then, binding is unnecesary or it is a nonsensical reaction. Because, ATP is lost.
This message has been edited by inkorrekt, 03-30-2006 08:31 PM
You'll disagree vehemently I suppose, and not all ID's are Christian and not all Christians are YECs and believe that Noah's Flood is responsible for the fossil layers, but I am and do.
Let's be clear here: you are a creationist and NOT an IDer -- you don't need the ID concept to believe the "Flood is responsible for the fossil layers" AND in fact the ID concept is silent on the question of the flood.
That is the answer from the YEC paradigm -- so far as I understand it.
Exactly, NOT the answer from the ID paradigm.
... (Noah's Flood) -- therefore, there are now fewer body plans whereas there used to be greater diversity.
This is not an explanation from an ID perspective, and in fact is irrelevant and off topic to the issue of whether "intelligent design" can explain these fossils.
The concept of "intelligent design" does not restrict itself to only deselecting species as they dwindle by natural selection, and in fact it posits design causing speciation -- new designs -- all the time.
In it's simple formulation ID really has no conflict with geology or the fossil record
The clincher for me against the hypothesis (has it moved that far?)of ID is the wonderful world of parasites. Whether designed by an Intelligent, Incompetent or any other 'I`s" you can think of, parasitism is so extreme, affecting all organic life (not just humans due to our fallen nature as our resident drama queen will insist), that either it has been a random, unguided process, or the result of design by the sickest puppy in the history of this world. Parasite Rex--Carl Zimmer is a good starting point.