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|Quote (blipey @ Nov. 26 2012,01:37)|
|Are you saying that bacteria self-modify? It really seems like this is what you are saying? Is it? Bacteria modify their own genes? Please try to keep your answer under 17,000 words and no music links.|
As long as "self-modify" is not loaded with anthropomorphic and/or religious meaning and is kept scientific as in the phrase "gene modification" then yes, bacteria can (self-)modify their own genes. There is no scientific controversy over that being true.
The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.