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Thread #94506   Message #1843765
Posted By: Paul Burke
26-Sep-06 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Monsey's (non) Kosher Chicken Crisis
Subject: RE: BS: Monsey's (non) Kosher Chicken Crisis
That's the point, DNA isn't an "instruction manual", not unless in your field every copy of an instruction manual is different. It's more like a recipe scrapbook- it contains a set of recipes that have been tried and worked (so far). It doesn't need a writer. Recipes that don't work get thrown away (along with the rest of that copy of the book), and only the ones that work get copied. Yes, it's hard to grasp if you forget how immense time is, and that, in one popular analogy, if the span of life on Earth were your outstretched arms, if the world came together at your left finger tips, multicellular creatures only started near your right wrist, and human history could be removed with one stroke of a coarse nail file.

I'm not saying that God did not set the mechanism up. Just that there's no sign so far that He has tweaked it since. And if He did design it, it almost vertainly wasn't set up to produce people. Bacteria maybe, but J.B.S. Haldane thought beetles.