>Design Flaw in the Brain
Eduardo G. Moros (email@example.com)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 10:36:32 -0600
Very nice info Glenn, thanks. I never thought that "ALL" the information was
in the genetic code, this has been known for a long time in my opinion. For
example, it is now "common" knowledge that the critical age for children is
somewhat between 3 and 7 years during which most of the "wiring" in the brain
is done - wiring that determines "intelligence" later in life. Is is most
important to stimulate children during this time.
I don't understand what is your "resistance" against design (Ps. 19, Job) or
how the brain issue you here says anything about evolution. We are yet to
discover much about life (Horgan is wrong, Science is just beginning,
especially biological sciences). How do, for example, the interactions
between developing cells use simple bits of information from the original
genetic code, amplify them, modify them, integrate them, and execute them, so
that the entire "person" is formed? We don't have much info on this but is
not logical, even according to what the advocates of design you quoted say,
that a few hundred thousand genes are enough of a blue print to form an entire
person. Obviously, there is differentiation of the cells at all stages of
development (cancer can be thought of mishap in this process) in ways we don't
know entirely, where one could say that the "developing structures" take over
(cascade command) and create their own messages thus enlarging the blue print,
and so on, until all of the sudden you realize you are Glenn, a person, who
likes to eat ice cream consciously (I hope :->).
> Design Flaw in the Brain
> Glenn Morton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Tue, 28 Oct 1997 21:20:34 -0600
> It would appear to me that there are three choices.
> 1. Each brain is a miracle where God provides the information for its wiring.
> 2. The information comes from external to the individual (experiences) as
> Deacon suggests.
> 3. Information theory is being misapplied to biological systems.
> if anyone can think of other options I would be interested.