Protein Evolution

From: Josh Bembenek <jbembe@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue Sep 07 2004 - 14:01:53 EDT

Or perhaps the thread should be titled "ID Theory Begins to Produce."

Does anyone qualify this as satisfying the necessity of the Discovery folks
to provide a product of ID theory?

I'm not a mathemetician so I cannot comment deeply on the article. Perhaps
the conclusion that protein functions that require multiple point mutations
for derivation of such function is (prohibitive?) difficult to produce by
such mechanism is not entirely surprising. Generating quantitative methods
for calculating such difficulties may be useful none-the-less.

However: this is a peer reviewed publication which states that the authors
are critical of evolutionary mechanisms to produce biological features. Is
this ground-breaking?

http://www.proteinscience.org/cgi/content/abstract/ps.04802904v1

Anyway, looking forward to discussion more along lines of interest to
myself.

Josh
Received on Tue Sep 7 16:25:19 2004

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