Research on Intelligent Design

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Degradosome Function: The Importance of Location

Mike Gene writes:

"A few years ago, I used some ID Thinking to come up with a testable hypothesis about the function of enolase (a glycolytic enzyme) as part of the degradosome...

The logic was essentially this:

ID entails that ...order is paramount and random processes are minimized.

ID allows me to take a view of the cell more as a sophisticated, machine-like entity rather than a jury-rigged hodgepodge cobbled together by the Blind Watchmaker

...the products of design reflect a state that is elegantly coherent.

The expectation of a jury-rigged hodgepodge [Darwinism] makes more sense in light of non-teleological views, which begin with the random mess of the prebiotic soup and not the watch-type reality [ID] Paley once invoked.

So I begin to think that the degradosome could indeed reflect an originally designed state given its basic house-keeping role.

...if enolase was originally part of the degradosome, which in turn was originally designed, I expect a logical reason for it being there. ID thinking that stresses location and order as important to function is supported.

To get the degradosome to degrade the glucose transporter mRNA, you have to bring the degradosome to the proper area in an enolase-dependent manner.

What’s more, the enolase function of the degradosome does interfaces with glucose transport, providing a connection between glycolysis and degradosome function..."

There is much more to the degradosome story and the regulation of glucose transport that in turn further underscores the theme of my prediction of
a quasi-solid state cell, where order is paramount and random processes are minimized.”
See, also by Mike:

A Teleological Hypothesis about a Machine

"I have consistently stated that I view ID as a hypothesis. Thus, it builds on observations that function as evidence. For example, that life itself is built upon encoded information is an observation. That intelligent causation is closely matched to the origin of codes and information is also an observation. Thus, since life possesses an attribute closely correlated with intelligent design, a reasonable hypothesis is that life owes its origin to intelligent design.

At this point, one can begin to phrase the ID hypothesis in testable "if,-then" terms. Put simply, if life owes its origin to intelligent design, then high resolution studies will uncover further phenomena that echo origins through biomolecular engineering at the hands of rational agents."


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