Re: Protein Evolution

From: Jack Haas <haas.john@comcast.net>
Date: Tue Sep 07 2004 - 16:24:59 EDT

Josh:

I think that we need the full article if we are to provide a reasonable
critique. Also, a more or less agreed upon statement of what it means to
say: "ID Theory Begins to Produce."

Jack Haas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh Bembenek" <jbembe@hotmail.com>
To: <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 2:01 PM
Subject: Protein Evolution

> 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
>
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