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by scottie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Tree of Life A common premise of all molecular phylogenetic methods is that genes are transmitted via vertical, lineal inheritance, i.e. from ancestor to descendant. It was anticipated that this method would demonstrate the Darwinisn mechanism of common decent, and t...
by scottie
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin Don't be too offended if members of the forum don't take you seriously. We get many deniers here, and sometimes we just get tired of them, or annoyed with them. I'm not annoyed, but I am tired. Why on earth should I be offended. You have a view and I have a view. However what is it that I deny...
by scottie
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin I agree with just about everything you have said except the last two sentences. It is in the area where you state that the weight of evidence falls in favour of Darwinism that you are unable substantiate. It is in just this area that I have been producing the weight of evidence and citing the ...
by scottie
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin scottie wrote:Who is the We ? "We" are the forum members who understand how science works. Would you mind terribly if I demonstrate how I understand science works and perhaps any forum members could then comment whether my understanding is correct. Perhaps a good start could be by pu...
by scottie
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin Sorry for the delay, on my travels away again. I am disappointed that you are so reluctant to engage in the science underpinning your view. are you sure you're not a creationist? You seem to use their tactics a lot. Gee, science doesn't have a good answer for this. I guess god must have done i...
by scottie
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin Here is some more evidence, this time on Isochores Erwin Chargaff identified two Rules governing DNA. The first which gave Watson and Crick the necessary leg-up in identifying the structure of DNA. These 4 nucleotide bases are Adenine ( A ), Thymine ( T ), Cytosine ( C ), Guarnine ( G ) Charga...
by scottie
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin The goal posts are already philosophical. I haven't moved them. You have said it all. Evolutionary theory is philosophical, which is what I have always been saying. This thread is about scientific theories of Origin, and I am arguing that Darwinian theory is not backed up with scientific evide...
by scottie
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin You see design in nature and argue that there must be a designer (a bit tautological, that). That is an interesting statement. But trying to move the goal posts into the philosophical area won’t work, and for this reason. You could have a case if I did not define how my argument for functional...
by scottie
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin I am not trying to get anyone to believe in the “Creator thing” as you call it. What I am trying to do is put my understanding of science (biology in this case) to the test regarding the purpose of this thread. “Theories – Origin of life”. Your "disproofs" of evolution are (embarrass...
by scottie
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Nick7 Sorry for the delay is responding. I deliberately took a couple of days away from the forum just to unfreeze my brain cells. Also to give those who are disposed to reading the papers I refer to, have a chance to digest them. I very much appreciate your comments though. When I entered this thre...
by scottie
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

EnricoPallazzo Thanks for your interjection, it’s nice to have a fresh view presented. Firstly could we nail down this point. The introduction of vestigial organs is an argument for degeneration in an already existing function, whatever the cause of that degeneration. It does not stand up as an argu...
by scottie
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1825289

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

awkko808 May I refer you to my response to Patrick where I explained my understanding of his paper. I fully note your comments however can we put this in abeyance until I perhaps get a reply from Professor Deemer So to your response The relation you hold here is that an increase in the NUMBER of ge...