quote:Originally posted by joz: You seem to be applying the filter to a case where DNA sprung up out of nowhere with no predecessors that isn`t what abiogenesis puts forward and you know it (and if you don`t you should before jumping to conclusions about its feasibility).....
Secondly before the third step of the filter can be applied you need to show that CSI can only be designed and never arrive by a set of laws acting on a set of starting conditions....
[This message has been edited by joz, 02-27-2002]
I'm sure this has been asked before, but what result would you get in putting God through the filter?
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quote:Originally posted by John Paul: Is DNA specified? Yes, unless it is shown that any DNA sequence would give rise to a living organism.
You also have to show that this specifity could not be gained by a random RNA chain replicating, mutating and those mutations being selected for based on the effect they had on the RNA chains rate of replication....
"In general, then, evolutionary algorithms generate not true complexity but only the appearance of complexity. And since they cannot generate complexity, they cannot generate specified complexity either."
"Does nature exhibit actual specified complexity? The jury is still out."