The IDers argue about implausable macro evolution because of the
complexity of proteins, even the folding of the proteins, as unlikely
chance occurances. Of course, they assume that cellular life came
together like a printing press blowing up and a fully unabridged
dictionary arising from the chaos. Sorry. Didn't happen that way.
Gaia explains this well.
If you look at electrophoresis and the early pre cellular RNA Gaia
cloud dynamic, it all makes complete sense. As it turns out, RNA
carries a negative ion charge. As charges separate out in a cloud,
the cloud top becomes very positively charged, and then attracts
electrons down from the ionosphere, first attracting them by
capacitance and then taking them by shorting. The ionosphere then, as
a whole, becomes relatively positively charged. Enter the RNA, with
the negative charge. Inside cirrus, they are attracted to the
ionosphere, and bring infra red retaining cloud dynamics and
convection feedbacks, rain, to where they exist.
Proteins, able to carry charges both ways, positively and negatively,
were more flexible at modulating the ongoing electrical dyanmic on
early earth. Remember that cosmic ray flux and solar ion particle
output variability provided a changing electrical dynamic, and having
the ability to adapt both ways was such powerful Gaia advantage.
Remember, this is not chance--the die was WEIGHTED.
The HUGE evolutionary advance of cellular life ended the main
advantage of the cirrus and necleotide/protein electrophoresis like
stability, bands of cirrus like bands on a jell strip, bringing
exactly the chemistry, EMF and temperatures to bring on the
production of nucleotides. A living earth with infra red heat
trapped, containing life where the feedbacks occurred, and adjustable
to region and chaotic input--working in time and space.
But along came the cell. What an interesting thing, not only the
source of sexual complexity with the maleness going to the smaller
cirrus born nucleotides and the femaleness to the ocean
conductivities. Once chemistry could be contained, no need for
the "perfect" conditions to be created from above, and moreover, the
conductivities from below could make sure that eventually the correct
chemistry arrived. But, of course, to match the best of both worlds
sexual complexity arose to control or modulate conductivities from
marine world AND the cirrus, female and male input respectfully.
Immune Systems: ID v. Gaia
ID creationists bring the same tired implausability arguement to the
immune systems. They ask how could immune systems of animals and
plants have evolved? Each immune system can recognized invading
bacteria, viruses and toxins. Each system can quickly mobilize just
the right type of defenders to search out and destroy these invaders.
Each system has a memory and learns from every attack.
If the many instructions that direct an animal's or plant's immune
system were not already programmed into the organism's genetic system
when it first appeared on the earth, the first of thousands of
potential infections would have destroyed the organism. This would
have nullified any rare genetic improvements that might have
accumulated. In other words, the large amount of genetic information
governing the immune system could not have accumulated in a slow,
evolutionary sense. IDers then go on to argue that this inforamtion
must have been there from the start, and that, therefore, this
occurred by Godly creation.
Gaia tells us about a climate based pre cellular complexity that
would have evolved WAY before there were cells, and in particular,
the roots of sexual complexity would had an aspect to differentiate
between self and non-self. That, in my view, was the start of the
immune system . . .
The basic immune system problem is what PURPOSE would a creature have
to regulate NON SELF before it became a self contained cell?
Pre cellular Gaia provides that purpose.
That is, if a particular electrical state (configuration of
nucleotides and proteins) dictated by a "self" gave back living
feedbacks to a region as a part of a dynamic, sometimes symbiotic
state, not only would it be a good idea to have that material be
replicated but also incorrect electrical states should be destroyed.
Further, the communication, once cellular, between genetic material
that regulated the cirrus and that which impacted surface
conductivities must match and find itself from HUGE distances carried
by wind and rain, and yet recognize friend or foe sorting through the
threats. Without understanding the Gaia meaning of early life, you
cannot understand the immune systems' basic workings and context.