Posted: Jun 26, 2010 6:29 am
by PhiloKGB
CharlieM wrote:Let's say the flagellar proteins FlgB, FlgC, FlgE, FlgF, FlgG and FlgK are homologous and that they all developed from some unknown precursor protein. Why is this evidence that they were formed by some unguided, evolutionary mechanism? My blood cells, neurons, liver cells and skin cells all developed from a common precursor cell. Does it then follow that they were formed by some unguided developmental mechanism? Your list above is good evidence that life changes and develops over time, but it tells us nothing about the cause of the change; whether or not it was brought about by unguided accidents.

Are you of the 'an evolutionary explanation must provide a mutation-by-mutation reconstruction of a phenotypic change' school of ID-thought? I'm asking because that betrays a perfectly awful understanding of science, and I am extremely reluctant to waste my time on perfectly awful understandings of science.