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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 22 2007,16:43   

If we start out with a perfect design and it deteriorates through imperfect reproduction we would expect to see vestiges of functional components that no longer function because they became flawed. Think of it like making a copy of a photo in a xerox machine, making a copy of the copy, and so on. If we started out with a beautiful picture of a butterfly feeding from a flower eventually there will be nothing recognizable left because each copy operation is not quite perfect and random changes will not paint anything new and beautiful in place of the original.

This is actually the observable trajectory of evolution today. Nothing new and useful is being created. There is only rearrangement of that which already exists or loss of that which already exists. Where’s the evolution in that? Aptly labeled it is devolution.

Yes, that's why evolutionary algorithms always move away from instead of toward optimal solutions.  Not.

After all of his debates with evolutionists, Dave still hasn't grasped the basics.

"I wasn't aware that classical physics had established a position on whether intelligent agents exercising free were constrained by 2LOT into increasing entropy." -DaveScot

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