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Author Topic:   Some abiogenesis considerations
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Message 38 of 46 (515223)
07-16-2009 10:17 AM
Reply to: Message 35 by traste
07-15-2009 10:27 PM

Life is IC
So, far no sites has been able to prove that life is not irreduicible complex.


No one says that many parts of living things are not irreducibly complex. You seem to have a problem understanding the definition.

If some complex thing (or component of a larger thing) ceases to function with the removal of a part then it is IC. That is it.

The issue was whether or not such a thing could evolve.

Behe and others took a deliberately partial, incorrect description of how evolution can unfold to say that IC things can not evolve.

They have been conclusively shown to be wrong.

They choose to consider only one overly simplified path for evolutionary changes to take place. They, for example, neglected the idea that an IC component can end up evolving by the removal of pieces and also by the co opting of something with another use.

These things can occur so any statement that an IC component can't evolve that ignores them is based on a false premise.

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