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Wait, Steve! Wait! We have a paper on the table!
|tribune7, 01/28/2009, 1:16 pm|
I would say, we won.
Would you now, Tribby?
|Many emergent systems of interacting agents can be described in terms of their potential to accomplish one or more quantifiable tasks.|
The trouble with Tribby is that he did a search for "agent" and "function" and got all excited, and then he read:
|In competitive systems, notably genetic information constrained by length-selective pressure in living systems [emphasis mine], longer sequences may prove inefficient and do not necessarily confer and advantage.|
but I wouldn't take his case for ID before Judge Judy just yet.
1. What we have here, in my inexpert opinion at a quick first reading, is natural selection.
2. This hardly supports Michael Behe's attempts to impress young college students with the astounding length of the human genetic code, pointing at its sheer size to argue for design (as he did at the U of M in September 2005).
As Judge Judy says, Tribune7, if your friend sits on the toilet and it happens at that moment to break, that does not mean that your friend "broke the toilet." She repeats that point several times. Listen carefully.
Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?
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