Hey op, you could try looking at the work of James Shapiro a critic of darwinian theory with his theory of cellular genetic engineering extending the
work of Barbara McClintock.
The theory is some 50 years old and has been confirmed experimentally, But I'm betting the Darwinites who frequent this forum have never heard of it
or learnt of it in school.
For example experiments with protozoa have shown that when the protozoa is placed into a hostile environment it will splice it's own DNA into a
hundred thousand pieces and reassemble a new protozoa that is well adapted to the new environment. Simply amazing! Little genetic engineers! I don't
think I need to emphasize the implications of this.
This is not random and is not explained in anyway by the dominant paradigm, In my mind it in no way disolves the mystery but adds to it. But it's a
good place to look for alternatives. I agree we definately need alternatives, the modern synthesis has run it's course. Don't be persuaded by the
those who suffer from chronic scientism.
In my opinion, consciousness is THE fundamental property of the universe and the source of all things, some relate it to the quantum field, that which
trancends time and space. We will not have a complete theory of life until we address the issue of consciousness.
Simply stated could we consider information to be just as much a part of the makeup of the universe as is matter and energy?
In fact by way of logic it's the source of matter and energy as the quantum field is the fundamental foundation of reality. Materialism died over a
hundred years ago, most simply haven't come to terms with it yet.
It wasn't too long ago that scientist emphaticaly denied there were any quantum effects in living things, we now know this is not true. What is a
mystery is how coherence came about and how it is maintained.
DNA is but a store of information not the source, Information is non material and separate from the physical characteristics of DNA. I believe DNA
interacts with the quantum field and through the quantum tunneling in enzymes it taps into the source field of information to select adaptions.
How on earth could a protozoa reassemble itself on the fly to adapt to it's environment? A self correcting adaptive software program ?
Oh, BTW Lamarck was ridiculed, true. Turns out he was correct. Epigenetics, aquired traits passed on through generations has been confirmed. The
scientist here need to do some catch up.
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