Living things are designed to evolve. (mission impossible)
- Charles P: http://www.livescience.com/24147-doomsday-mayan-apocalpyse.html
The scientific evidence is the same for everyone. We only differ in our
interpretations of that evidence.
Charles P: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OriginsTalk/message/29246 More
than two months ago I provided to Origins Talk the evidence that I found in
a recent book by James A Shapiro, "Evolution: A View From The 21st Century".
Charles P: It is OK to dispute these conclusions. Please provide some
Internet links or some scientific observations that would support your
interpretations of the evidence provided. To be scientific, your
interpretations must include evidence that can be reproduced empirically
and verifiably by others. All scientific evidence is the same for
everyone. We only differ in our interpretations of that evidence.
Charles P: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ySXrmPrsU For example,
Science Writer #1 could document these video observations at Chichen Itza
and interpret the facts as: the sun rises and sets according to
mathematical predictions of the calendar each year at the same time. This
is evidence that the sun revolves about the earth. It is "anti-science" to
disagree with a consensus of scientists.
Charles P: Science Writer #2 could interpret the same video evidence as:
The earth revolves about the sun. This different interpretation of the
initial facts requires additional evidence to support the "anti-science"
claims. This scientific method helped us to change our interpretations
from a geocentric conclusion to a heliocentric conclusion about our solar
Charles P: My point is: the initial evidence is the same for everyone. I
still see the sun rise and set everyday. It still looks like the sun
revolves around the earth. But now I have a different conclusion about our
solar system. Additional evidence leads scientists to different
interpretations of all of the evidence. This is the way science
progresses... one funeral at a time. We can appreciate what the 20th
Century version of The Theory of Evolution gave us.
Max Planck: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Max_Planck Die Wahrheit
triumphiert nie, ihre Gegner sterben nur aus. Truth never triumphs � its
opponents just die out. Science advances one funeral at a time.
Gluadys: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OriginsTalk/message/29859 ... stop
dissing poor Charles Darwin...
Charles P: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OriginsTalk/message/29246 The
nine basic principles of natural genetic engineering are available for
scrutiny by everyone. This 21st Century version of The Theory of Evolution
includes 1,162 references that provide new information that should be
considered by everyone. It is OK to disagree with the conclusions of James
A Shapiro and other science writers. If you believe that Dr. Shapiro is
not correct in his conclusions, then please provide us with scientific
evidence that contradicts The Nine Basis Principles Of Natural Genetic
Science: http://www.geosociety.org/positions/position1.htm Science, by
definition, is a method of learning about the natural universe by asking
questions in such a way that they can be answered empirically and
verifiably. If a question cannot be framed so that the answer can be
tested, and the test results can be reproduced by others, then it is not
Characteristics of science:
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/nature_06 To ask someone
to accept ideas purely on faith, even when these ideas are expressed by
"experts," is unscientific.
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- Tia Ghose:
'Cognitive Big Bang' Discovered in Tiny Sea Worm. Several "brainy"
that were duplicated in a tiny sea creature nearly 550 million years ago
may have led to the massive expansion in intelligence in vertebrate
species, two new studies have found.
James A Shapiro: References #40, #41: Life requires cognition at all
James A Shapiro: References #93 - #95: We can think of this two-level
proofreading process as equivalent to a quality-control system in human
manufacturing. Like human quality-control systems, it is based on
surveillance and correction (cognitive processes) rather than mechanical
precision. The multistep nature of proofreading is typical of many control
processes in cells,
where final precision is achieved by a sequence of two or more interactions
that are each themselves inherently less precise. In this regard, the most
applicable cybernetic models are fuzzy logic control systems. In such
systems, accurate regulation occurs by overlaying multiple imprecise
(“fuzzy”) feedback controls arranged so that each successive event results
in greater precision.
James A Shapiro: In other words, we have numerous precise molecular
descriptions of cell cognition, which range all the way from bacterial
nutrition to mammalian cell biology and development. The cognitive,
informatic view of how living cells operate and utilize their genomes is
radically different from the genetic determinism perspective articulated
most succinctly, in the
last century, by Francis Crick’s famous “Central Dogma of Molecular
Biology.” So it is appropriate to direct our attention to evaluating the
validity of Crick’s formulation in light of 21st Century knowledge.
James A Shapiro: A shift from thinking about gradual selection of
localized random changes to sudden genome restructuring by sensory
network-influenced cell systems is a major conceptual change. It replaces
the “invisible hands” of geological time and natural selection with
cognitive networks and cellular functions for self-modification. The
emphasis is systemic rather than atomistic and information-based rather
Stochastic: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/stochastic Involving chance
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