Re: [asa] flagella

From: Rich Blinne <rich.blinne@gmail.com>
Date: Wed May 23 2007 - 10:43:46 EDT

On 5/23/07, David Opderbeck <dopderbeck@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks, Pim, for the objective assessment.
>
> On 5/22/07, PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > First of all a warning:
> >
> > The published article is not without controversy and Nick Matzke and
> > others have explained in great depth their concerns with the accuracy
> > of the article.
> > http://www.pandasthumb.org/archives/2007/04/flagellum_evolu_1.html
> >
>
We don't have to speculate what Michael Behe would say. He just said hey
Nick says the paper is a dog irreducible complexity mumble mumble mumble.
The level of detail difference in the critiques is striking. (Nick redid
the BLAST runs correcting the bad setup done in the paper.) Nick's point is
not that there are precursors of different function that explains 90% of the
necessary proteins which he documents in a paper in Nature Genetics, (
http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v4/n10/fig_tab/nrmicro1493_T1.html )
but whether there is a single ur-gene.

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