From: Josh Bembenek (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 10 2002 - 12:19:15 EDT
If the question of ID vs. evolution largely hinges on whether indirect
routes may be accessible for the evolution of IC systems, I propose that one
look at the most recently emerged systems. These are the ones most likely to
retain any information about possible precursors and are the most amenable
to historic reconstruction.
Just some thoughts...
I believe the flagella was used originally in the Black Box because it had a
very direct analogy to mechanical swimming devices and thus could be clearly
seen as an interworking set of components that function all for one purpose
or not at all. Regardless, wasn't the cilium mentioned in the Black Box,
and isn't the cilium more "modern" in evolution, yet far more complex? What
systems do you propose are more modern than the flagella that would be
easier to work out due to the evidence available about their formation?
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