Posted: Mar 02, 2010 10:06 am
by UnderConstruction
rainbow wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:

Please do so then. We can then hammer it out between us, and agree what the remit of that description is.

A directed reaction is one that is controlled through enzymes within a living system, or by artificial intervention.

Now that strikes me as just a little vague and ambiguous. First of all, what do you define as "artificial"? Can something non-intelligent cause this "artificial" intervention or are you just trying to avoid using the word "intelligent"?

Secondly, does the word "directed" not imply some form of deliberate action? If so, unless you are pushing for intelligent intervention, does that not introduce needless baggage and ambiguity into the discussion?