Posted: Feb 25, 2014 11:12 pm
by Rumraket
Rumraket wrote:
questioner121 wrote:The vitamin C one. Any reasons why the lack of that trait would dominate a population? Would you not expect some members of the population to retain that trait or maybe for it to return? Shouldn't some of the populations of today have that trait?

Why would your designer design an organism with a gene for making vitamin C, then break the gene with mutations, so the organism cannot synthesize it's own vitamin C any more?

Why would your designer, when designing a new organism, take this already broken vitamin-C gene and put in the new organism too, but shuffle some of the mutations around and introduce new ones, such that it looks like both broken vitamin-C genes derive from a common ancestor gene?

Why would he do this for multiple species? Keep taking the broken gene and put into additional organisms many times, keep making new mutations in them, and keep doing it such that it looks like they all evolved from a common ancestral gene?

What is the purpose of all these broken vitamin C genes? Why does the designer keep mutating them even when they are already broken? Why is he intentionally producing a nested hierarchical arrangement of mutations in this gene that agrees with the phylogeny we infer from comparative anatomy and the fossil record?