Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Friday, October 12, 2012

Darwinian Evolution on a Chip?

Well the RNA changed but only bald declaration sez it was Darwinian:

Darwinian Evolution on a Chip

It should also be noted that no new functionality arose:

The final evolved enzyme contained a set of 11 mutations that conferred a 90-fold improvement in substrate utilization, coinciding with the applied selective pressure.
Darwinian evolution requires NEW functions to arise. It also requires the mutations to be chance events- random.

What's the point? Little faggot Kevin R McCarthy is  spouting off that this experiment refutes Dr Behe somehow. Unfortunately for Kevin he qupote-mines Behe and then totally misrepresents the quote-mine:

Dr Behe:
The Darwinian magic works well only when intermediate steps are each better (“more fit”) than preceding steps, so that the mutant gene increases in number I the population as natural selection favors the offspring…Yet its usefulness quickly declines when intermediate steps are worse than earlier steps and is pretty much worthless if several required intervening steps aren’t improvements).
(Michael Behe, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, pg. 112, (Free Press, 2007).
What does Kevin translate that into:

Basically, Behe is saying that if something bad happens, then it’s more likely that the gene is forever broken than it could improve. 

Really? Undfortunately for Kevin Behe does NOT say what Kevin sez. Basically what Behe is saying is the same thing that Darwin said- slight SUCCESSFUL steps.

OK back to the paper- they used "BILLIONs of RNA enzymes with RNA-joining activity", all with a fast reproduction and they used artificial selection and an artificial selection pressure. Oh and the RNAs did not reproduce themselves, the scientists employed PCR- standard and error-prone.

That leaves darwinian evolution out as it requires at least self-replication.

Is this paper an issue for ID? No. Does it refute anything Dr Behe said? No. Is Kevin R. McCarthy a lying little punk? Yes.


  • At 9:01 AM, Blogger Rich Hughes said…

    ID - no positive case, so tries to bash something else (again).

  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Joe G said…

    Richie cupcake- still nothing to support his position and has to lie about ID

  • At 10:37 AM, Blogger Rich Hughes said…

    Read what you posted, gimpy!

  • At 11:11 AM, Blogger Joe G said…

    I have. And that it causes you to have a tardgasm I must be correct in my assessment.

    Also ID does have a positive case, not that you wold know what one looks like, and ID isn't bashing anything. I was pointing out the flaws in Kevin's "argument", which is very easy to do.

    And obvioulsy you are too stupid or too cowardly to say anything in his defense. So you chime in to cause a distraction.

    Yes cupcake, I know your loser tactics...

  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger Rich Hughes said…

    You're so boring and derivative. I called you cupcake how long ago and you're still using it?

    At least your boyfriend KF loves you.

  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Joe G said…

    You're so ignorant and cowardly. And you ARE a cupcake, cupcake.

    At least your evoTARD stroker butties still love you...

  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger Rich Hughes said…

    Keep to gibberish like "stroker butties", Cupcake.

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Joe G said…

    Keep to your circle-jerking, muffin-top.

  • At 5:05 PM, Blogger Eugen said…

    Muffins, cupcakes? Am I at the cafe? Tall latte, please.

  • At 5:10 PM, Blogger Joe G said…

    Food network- cupcake wars

  • At 3:51 AM, Blogger rjop said…

    Whenever I need a good laugh, I come read Joe's snap backs. Keep up the good work J, you do a good job keeping the BS in line!

    "tardgasm" LoL!!

  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger Joe G said…

    We aim to please

    A sign in a restaurant bathroom:

    "We aim to please.

    You aim too, please"


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