He did not see if the result was a functioning protein. He saw if the result carried out the original function. I suspect you know this and worded it slightly sloppily.
Yes, this is what I was trying to say - which is why his lowend probability estimate seems to be about the probability of a protein performing a specific function; rather than the probability of a protein with function.
Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture seeks nothing less than the overthrow of materialism and its cultural legacies. Bringing together leading scholars from the natural sciences and those from the humanities and social sciences, the Center explores how new developments in biology, physics and cognitive science raise serious doubts about scientific materialism and have re-opened the case for a broadly theistic understanding of nature. ...
Design theory promises to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist worldview, and to replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions.
In other words, they are advocating a "science" that conforms to their religious beliefs rather than following the evidence of the natural world.
In short: they are 180 degrees anti-science. I don't consider that a very good source of scientific knowledge.
Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.
Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein
In the name of diversity, college student demands to be kept in ignorance of the culture that made diversity a value--StultisTheFool
It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers
If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle
If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1
"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.
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I think the peer-reviewed scientific papers may be more accurate than a failed propaganda organization. But if you think they have any good points backed up by actual evidence, please do present the evidence.
You've got some nerve criticising my use of the Discovery Institute when you referenced a web site that doesn't even show the author's affiliations or qualifications. Next you'll be referencing Talk Origins.
[edit: I also note that site uses the definition "evolution - any change in a population's allele frequencies over time". This is a definition specific to population genetics and is not suitable as a general definition as I made clear in my post at http://www.evcforum.net/dm.php?control=page&t=9452&mpp=15... . Perhaps you'd like to give your definition in that thread]
Ann Gauger is a zoologist with a BS in biology from MIT and a 1989 PhD from the University of Washington. As a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard she cloned and characterized the Drosophila kinesin light chain. Her research has been published in Nature, Development, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
The podcast I linked directly addresses one of the proteins mentioned in your link.
Ann Gauger is a zoologist with a BS in biology from MIT and a 1989 PhD from the University of Washington.
The problem is not one's education or credentials.
The problem is that to be associated with the Discovery Institute or any of the other similar religious-based fundamentalist organizations one must accept their particular religious beliefs. And the organizations' religious beliefs are always seen as superseding scientific evidence. It is obvious that religious belief can negate even the most distinguished academic education and credentials.
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
Robert A. Heinlein
Refer back to the Wedge document I linked to earlier. Those folks want to destroy "materialistic" science and replace it with "theistic" science.
Here's a good analysis of the Wedge document by the Sensuous Curmudgeon:
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King
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