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    Quote Originally Posted by lightsun View Post
    41. The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bechimo View Post
    How intelligent would it be to create DNA where 99% of it is unexpressed?

    That's like building a house and walling off 99% of it.
    This reduces the chance that a copy error will mess up something important. So this aspect is not "unintelligent," so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by an hero View Post
    This reduces the chance that a copy error will mess up something important. So this aspect is not "unintelligent," so to speak.
    Clearly, 99% waste should do the trick. No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightsun View Post
    41. The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?
    Intelligence has nothing to do with it, intelligence design is a result of those who can't bear to give up their belief in their particular God, so they cast around for any tatty reason to believe in their God.

    And the argument for intelligent design is made in bad faith, for intelligent design is made to fill the place of creationism. And as creationism is no longer believed in the face of natural selection, the believers fall back position is intelligent design.

    It is immensely sad and frustrating that believers are so entranced by their particular religion that they grasp onto any false theory that seems to support it.
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    But look, when we design a watch or an atomic bomb, we use our prefrontal cortex. So intelligent design requires a prefrontal cortex, the universe does not have a prefrontal cortex so the universe or God does not design anything.

    We have been enormously successful in discovering where things came from, and do far there is no sign of an Intelligent Designer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    But look, when we design a watch or an atomic bomb, we use our prefrontal cortex. So intelligent design requires a prefrontal cortex, the universe does not have a prefrontal cortex so the universe or God does not design anything.
    The universe does actually have a prefrontal cortex. It's located in the Horsehead Nebula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    it's simple
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

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    Yeap, this isn't scientific thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechimo View Post
    Clearly, 99% waste should do the trick. No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
    The universe does actually have a prefrontal cortex. It's located in the Horsehead Nebula.
    Sure, some believe in the Horsehead Nebula, and some believe in the God with three heads called the Trinity, and some believe in the God Ganesh, the God with the head of an elephant, and some believe in mbti. All have different heads: a horses head, three heads, an elephant head, and no head in the case of mbti.
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