Posted: Jul 21, 2010 9:16 pm
by Rumraket
CharlieM wrote:I still haven't heard any plausible explanation as to how the flagellar universal joint came by its remarkable ability to assemble and rotate in the way it does. I'm seriously interested in finding an answer.

You know, CharlieM, I will certainly agree with you that this is an interesting question in the sense that knowing about flagellum evolution in such molecular detail will always be an opportunity to study how evolution works and learn something new and interesting.
But you are asking about a plausible explanation and when you do that, we must first determine just what you consider to be plausible?

Personally, I don't know the answer at that detail. This is an honest answer wherefrom someone is not suddenly out of nowhere justified in claiming "therefore : design".
The honest answer is : let's try and find out.
And on that note, you should propably also ask an actual evolutionary biologist... preferrably someone who studied/wrote on flagellar evolution.

CharlieM wrote:Anyway I will leave this quote from Behe and try to answer any responses to this post if and when I get a chance.

A quote that displays manifest dishonesty when he erects a strawman problem for evolutionary explanations.

Here let me spell it out as simply as I can:

Have I made myself clear now? Do you understand why Behe's Irreducible complexity claim is irrelevant?