Re: BIBLE/ORIGINS - How frequent are usable proteins in sequence space?

From: Jan de Koning (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 14:11:46 EST

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    At 06:52 AM 13/02/2003 +0100, Peter Ruest wrote in part:

    >Dear friends,
    >there has been quite some discussion recently about the origin of
    >biological information, which I greatly enjoyed (Don Winterstein, Jim
    >Armstrong, Blake Nelson, Robert Schneider, David Campbell,..). The
    >question was how evolution of complex biological systems can happen, and
    >whether God might be feeding in information, e.g. by selecting specific
    >outcomes from apparently random distributions of mutations (perhaps by
    >directing elementary events through specific "collapses" of
    >quantum-mechanical probability density functions), or whether he is
    >usually just watching what is happening "spontaneously" (apart from a
    >difficult-to-describe general providential "maintenance" and holding in
    >existence all that occurs), as his creation is fully functional.

    I believe, that nothing happens outside God's will or providence. So
    happening "spontaneously" does not exist. So, does God "feed", or does God
    " . . ." can never be ascertained by human beings. What God did may be
    ascertained, but how, and His reasoning will always be a secret for us.

    Jan de Koning

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