From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (
Date: Sat Sep 27 2003 - 23:21:11 EDT

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    I finally dug through all the stuff in the threads you listed. What I
    found was essentially one group saying, "We do not know fully how
    flagella are assembled, but we know that a number of genes is involved.
    We're investigating further." Another group was saying either, "We want
    an answer now," or "You'll never find an answer. It's IC." I did not find
    any report of honest research that was motivated by ID or IC claims.

    /Science/, 301:1487f and 1503ff (12 September 2003), makes note that only
    35% of the identified genes of /Plasmodium falciparum/ have recognized
    functions. This means that 65% are not known from other organisms. Does
    this suggest that all these were introduced by the designer? No, it
    happens that this is the first protozoan to be sequenced, and the task of
    identifying the genes which are active at different stages in the life
    cycle is just beginning. Unfortunately, plasmodia are not mastigotes
    (flagellates) but sporozoa, so the battle over flagella is not nearing an
    end. Not till many protozoa and other creatures are sequenced can we make
    an intelligent analysis.

    On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 14:20:12 -0500 "Steve Petermann"
    <> writes:
    > Dave Wrote:
    > > Where do I find the ID
    > > research that has forced a reconsideration of "Darwinism"?
    > I'm no biologist so a lot in their discussions are over my head but
    > the
    > threads on flagellum seem particularly good in delineating the ID
    > vs.
    > Darwinism issues. It's been such a long thread they have two with
    > several
    > pages:
    > For those who are well versed in this field, if they have an opinion
    > on
    > these threads, I'd appreciate hearing it.
    > Steve Petermann

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