Thursday, September 8, 2011

Our First Parents

Bonald offers some links explaining "how to square monogenism with the observed genetic diversity of the human race" — Adam, Eve, and all those extra alleles.

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OpenID danightman said...

Perhaps the best answer to this challenge to monogeneaity is to look at the meaning of supposedly "extra" genes. The extra alles give is the ability to be ecological generalist, able to adapt to any environment on the planet save for the oceans and certain abiotic Zones.

Biblically, this fits with our Divine Purpose as stewards of God who care for the world. That is to say that you hold dominion to places you can't live in. Generalists are a rarity in nature, and if evolution is to believed the key to enduring species survival.

There is a reason, and that be used to more generally attack the presumptions of the Darwinian error.

(I now await our previously banned "friend", or another of his ilk, to show. Challenges to the Monkey idol irritate them no end.)

September 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Patience / the lost art of saying "I don't know"

Sometimes it is simply best to say, we don't understand how the empirical evidence can be explained in light of the Faith but we know it can be.

Sometimes because the empirical evidence doesn't say what some think it says in spite of the overwhelming amount of information which appear to be saying it.

Typically the problem is we misunderstand the precision of our instruments expecting them to tell us more than they are capable of by assuming the underlying scale used to be more precise than it actually is. Or by assuming the information told us by our machines is exhaustive.

When there is an argument which actually addresses substantial change versus dealing exclusively with accidentals as what does occur, I will be interested in what they have to say.

September 11, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
OpenID danightman said...

Re: LTG,

The other problem, and perhaps the more fundamental, is that those that read what the instruments are reading the facts in the light of their assumptions. Since those assumptions are Darwinian/Uniformist in nature, the facts are pigeonholed into those assumptions.

That there are other valid interpretations that may fit the facts does not enter into the discussion, especially when money, power, and position are pulled.

Thus, in effect, biologists are prisoners of the Darwinist paradigm.

September 13, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

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