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Degeneracy versus Entropy?

Postby a_haworthroberts » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Apparently young earth creationists, or some of them anyway, believe in genetic entropy (notably geneticist and apologist John Sanford) but are rejoicing that genetic degeneracy appears not to be taking place however.

So now we know. Or at least I think we do.

https://answersingenesis.org/evidence-f ... -junk-dna/ (only skimmed I must confess)
Georgia Purdom commented about this - by her colleague at AiG - on Facebook:
"I commented on this DNA discovery a few weeks ago and this is a great article to help you learn more. It turns out the genetic code isn't "degenerate" after all. I'm totally shocked- NOT!"

AiG link to this (those ID speakers have their uses sometimes):
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/08/pa ... 89301.html (not read but may be of interest)

Is there a peer-reviewed science paper at the root of all this? Yes:
http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/ ... 0/abstract (not read as it looks a bit technical)

(Actually this may be 'Science' rather than 'News'.)

Whether there is entropy or degeneracy of genomes, or neither or both, I'm sure it's all (a) 'biblical' and (b) in line with at least some creationist or ID predictions.
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Re: Degeneracy versus Entropy?

Postby Brian Jordan » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:11 pm

a_haworthroberts wrote:Whether there is entropy or degeneracy of genomes, or neither or both, I'm sure it's all (a) 'biblical' and (b) in line with at least some creationist or ID predictions.
It's not surprising that you're uncertain Ashley - I think we can be pretty certain that those biblical authors would be equally baffled by the contortions made by people reading their writings literally millennia later.
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