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    Default 41. The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implicati

    41. The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?

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    It's not intelligently designed. There are no implications.
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    I think in a science thread, the onus of the argument is on the OP.

    What proves that it is intelligently designed, and by what intelligence?
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    citation, elaboration, etc?

    How are you defining intelligence?
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    "If DNA is 'intelligently' designed or have the appearance as such creationists will point to a divine architect. Nothing can be proven. Hypothesis: everything is interrelation with each other. The cell structure cooperate to enhance their survival. This approach identifies instinct on a primordial level without the need of a God."

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    Well, there is a difference between being intelligently designed and appearing intelligently designed. Or is there? ... I don't know.

    I too would like to see some citation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    Well, there is a difference between being intelligently designed and appearing intelligently designed. Or is there? ... I don't know.

    I too would like to see some citation.
    It came off a philosophy site of questions. There was no further reference. As for your question, yes I do believe there is a significant difference between actual intelligence and the appearance of intelligence.
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    The average person has about 100 loss of function variants in their DNA, with about 20 genes that are completely inactivated. That doesn't seem like a very intelligent design.

    It is pretty amazing, though. I like drawing analogies between DNA code and binary code with computers. The basic structure of DNA changes, is after all, like computer languages, relatively simple, but it gives rise to such complexity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightsun View Post
    "If DNA is 'intelligently' designed or have the appearance as such creationists will point to a divine architect. Nothing can be proven. Hypothesis: everything is interrelation with each other. The cell structure cooperate to enhance their survival. This approach identifies instinct on a primordial level without the need of a God."
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    The average person has about 100 loss of function variants in their DNA, with about 20 genes that are completely inactivated. That doesn't seem like a very intelligent design.

    It is pretty amazing, though. I like drawing analogies between DNA code and binary code with computers. The basic structure of DNA changes, is after all, like computer languages, relatively simple, but it gives rise to such complexity.
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    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.
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