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Pop Quiz : What Do All These Charts Have In Common?

By genebean - Posted on 11 April 2010

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Can you guess what all these charts have in common? Hint : just because change appears gradual and incremental, does not make it accidental.

If you guessed "Intelligent Design", you're right !!

Most people see gradual emergence of living things and they think "Creationism is wrong because creation happened in an instant, therefore Darwinism must be correct". They confuse "process" with "design". Just because something emerged gradually does not mean it came about by random chance. There IS such a thing as designed emergence. You've already designed the house, but you build it gradually and in steps.

"The bottom line is that the universe is at least ten billion orders of magnitude (a factor of 1010,000,000,000 times) too small or too young for life to have assembled itself by natural processes. These kinds of calculations have been done by researchers, both non-theists and theists, in a variety of disciplines."

Footnotes for quoted paragraph :

  • Yockey, Hubert P. “On the Information Content of Cytochrome c,” in Journal of Theoretical Biology, 67. (1977), pp.345-376.
  • Yockey, Hubert P. “An Application of Information Theory to the Central Dogma and Sequence Hypothesis,” in Journal of Theoretical Biology, 46 (1974), pp.369-406.
  • Yockey, Hubert P. “Self Organization Origin of Life Scenarios and Information Theory,” in Journal of Theoretical Biology, 91 (1981), pp.13-31.
  • Lake, James A. “Evolving Ribosome Structure: Domains in Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Eocytes, and Eukaryotes,” in Annual Review of Biochemistry, 54. (1985), pp.507-530.
  • Dufton, M. J. “Genetic Code Redundancy and the Evolutionary Stability of Protein Secondary Structure,” m Journal of Theoretical Biology, 116. (1985), pp.343-348.
  • Yockey, Hubert P. “Do Overlapping Genes Violate Molecular Biology and the Theory of Evolution,” in Journal of Theoretical Biology, 80. (1979), pp.21-26.
  • Abelson, John. “RNA Processing and the Intervening Sequence Problem,” in Annual Review of Biochemistry, 48. (1979), pp.1035-1069.
  • Hinegardner, Ralph T. and Engleberg, Joseph. “Rationale for a Universal Genetic Code,” in Science, 142. (1963), pp.1083-1085.
  • Neurath, Hans. “Protein Structure and Enzyme Action,” in Reviews of Modern Physics, 31. (1959), pp. 185-190.
  • Hoyle, Fred and Wickramasinghe. Evolution From Space: A Theory of Cosmic Creationism. (New York Simon and Schuster, 1981), 14-97.
  • Thaxton, Charles B., Bradley, Walter L., and Olsen, Roger. The Mystery of Life’s Origin: Reassessing Current Theories. (New York: Philosophical Library, 1984).
  • Shapiro, Robert. Origins: A Skeptic’s Guide to the Creation of Life on Earth. New York: Summit Books, (1986), 117-131.
  • Ross, Hugh. Genesis One. A Scientific Perspective, second edition (Pasadena, California: Reasons to Believe, 1983), pp.9-10.
  • Yockey, Hubert P. “A Calculation of the Probability of Spontaneous Biogenesis by Information Theory,” in Journal of Theoretical Biology, 67. (1977), pp.377-398.
  • Duley, W. W. “Evidence Against Biological Grains in the Interstellar Medium,” in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 25. (1984), pp.109 113.
  • Kok, Randall A., Taylor John A., and Bradley Walter L. A Statistical Examination of Self-Ordering of Amino Acids in Proteins,’ in Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, 18. (1988), pp. 135-142.

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