RE: [asa] Ken Miller's mantra

From: Jon Tandy <>
Date: Thu Oct 15 2009 - 13:42:23 EDT

I don't think this is really the case. The standard answers probably apply
here: "God made it that way", and "it may be that we will find a use for the
so'-called junk DNA and pseudogenes" serve pretty well as answers, just like
"the earth is young, even though it may appear old". Whether such arguments
are convincing for those reasonably acquainted with the strength of the
evidence is another matter, but the presence of pseudogenes don't imply the
game is over for YEC.


Jon Tandy


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Behalf Of Dehler, Bernie
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 10:40 AM
Subject: RE: [asa] Ken Miller's mantra


I see your point.


How about this "We don't self-manufacture vitamin c; we win." Then you
explain why we don't have vitamin c internally produced, unlike our
descendents, because of bad gene copies (the pseudogene argument using
vitamin c as a poster-boy).


Although fossils are easier too comprehend, it seems like the YEC's also
have a good time-tested twist/story on them, at first glance. But when it
comes to pseudogenes, the argument is over, and there's no good comeback for
a YEC.




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