Quote# 35494

[In response to asking how genes 'know' what to do and being told "Physics, more specifically chemistry, even more specifically biochemistry. In other words, it's just the way matter works."]

oh, well that explains it. Right....it's just the way it is. Matter does intelligent things for no reason.....if this is the religion that helps you guys sleep at night, then more power to you.

Just curious though....what makes you think genes aren't broken down into millions of sub-parts....and how do all the sub-parts know what to do?...what makes them all stick together to form a gene?...what if some of them don't care to play along?.....do these subparts make their own decisions too? In fact, you could just keep getting smaller and smaller and smaller unil the physical completely disappears, yet the wave (or field, or whatever's left) still somehow knows what to do.

Guzman (AKA Supersport), Rants & Raves 47 Comments [2/26/2008 12:03:24 PM]
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As a matter of fact physics doesn't say what's intelligent, it says what is and what isn't. Matter doesn't "do" matter "behaves" according to laws, it doesn't decide anything.

2/26/2008 12:09:20 PM


We used to think that the Atom was as small as it got, and before that, the Atom was just a "theory" of some bearded Greek dudes (Atheists all by the way)

Then we discovered electrons and protons and then neutrons and then quarks, now there's at least 24 sub atomic particles that make up an Atom.

But hey, that's all theory and conjecture and shit.

2/26/2008 12:14:24 PM


Genes are made up of DNA, short for deoxyribonucleic acid.

DNA is made up of a long chain of nucleotides, which have have these chemical structures:

Every sequence of three nucleotides in the DNA, called a codon, either codes for an amino acid or a start/stop. The entire length of DNA from start to stop is called a gene, and the entire sequence of amino acids from start to stop gives a very specific protein.

2/26/2008 12:20:06 PM

Mister Spak

I'd explain control areas and regulator proteins, but you lack basic common sense, so I won't waste my time.

2/26/2008 12:24:09 PM


Hey...it's Stuporsport. Don't bother...

2/26/2008 12:35:10 PM


He can't possibly be that stupid. He has to be a poe. No one with enough brains to run their lungs could be that stupid.

2/26/2008 12:45:35 PM


LabRat: I've become convinced that Stupidsport's brain silently left him sometime in the spring of 1987, while he was asleep, and replaced itself with tapioca pudding. Unfortunately, Stupidsport has not yet noticed this.

2/26/2008 12:50:23 PM


Yeah, and what of the gene that didn't want to be like the rest and dreamt to have a show in Broadway?


2/26/2008 1:08:36 PM


Won't bother.

2/26/2008 1:11:12 PM


Holy Anthropomorphism, Batman!

2/26/2008 1:22:23 PM

You confuse intelligence with staying right there. Whatever.

2/26/2008 1:23:05 PM


Oh, Lard. Next he'll be telling us jigsaw puzzles are superintelligent. HOW ELSE DO THEY KNOW HOW TO FIT TOGETHER LIKE THAT?! HUH? HUH?

2/26/2008 1:25:27 PM


I just read part of the thread... Supersport must really be very masochistic.

2/26/2008 1:38:19 PM


Supersport really puts the "mental" in "fundamentalist," doesn't he?

2/26/2008 1:40:11 PM

David B.

Come to think of it, how does matter always which way is down in order to fall it?

Law of physics? Matter just works that way?

Hah! No, clearly saying things fall down is implying that matter is obviously intelligent enough to move in the right direction. *cough*

So why, *gag* doesn't some matter get it wrong now *cough* *choke* and again *splutter* and fall the wrong way, huh?

Answer that mister *hack* *cough* fancy-pants *hack* *hack* scient... *gag* scient... *gag*

(Excuse me a moment. *HAACCCKKKK* *spit* Some straw caught in my throat.)

2/26/2008 1:50:38 PM


The real thing is that biochemistry will be the means by which we learn how genes work. ID will never provide an avenue to test against.

2/26/2008 2:35:49 PM


It's so much more fun when Supersquid posts this stuff on scientific forums. He has his ass served to him on a silver plate and doesn't even realize.

2/26/2008 2:46:41 PM

David D.G.

Translation: "Mighty Anthropomorphin' Power Rangers, attack!"

~David D.G.

2/26/2008 2:56:22 PM


Yeah. How do hydrogen atoms "know" how to hook up with an oxygen atom to form water? Obviously, God sits there knitting them together. [/sarcasm]

2/26/2008 3:29:25 PM


chemical reactions.

Seriously do you think if I mix two chemicals together, they "think" about how they're going to react with each other?

And if your talking about string theory (kind of sounds like it, but not sure). Then a whole new set of rules apply, but strings don't think. You really believe that your heart "thinks"?

I know it's a hard concept to grasp, but our brains are nothing but chemical and electrical reactions.

2/26/2008 3:44:46 PM


Yeah, when I'm boiling water in a pot, how does the water "know" when it's hit 100 degrees Celsius? And once it knows that, how does it know it's supposed to turn into steam? How does it know HOW to turn into steam? The fact that most of the water stays water when it boils indicates that most of the water doesn't know how to turn into steam. So how does it learn?

2/26/2008 3:45:25 PM

Blayze Kohime

Sometimes I wonder what Christians will do when we start making our own artificial life in our laboratories. I hope to live to see the day that Christians have to contend with the knowledge that our scientists have achieved what they define as 'Godhood'.

2/26/2008 3:47:37 PM


In his defense random people on the Internet aren't going to give him an adequate description of how the Universe works.

2/26/2008 3:48:38 PM

Septic Sceptic

"what makes them all stick together to form a gene...what if some of them don't care to play along?"

There is a theory that sometimes genes do just that- they're called viruses.

2/26/2008 4:23:06 PM


"Matter does intelligent things for no reason"

Like a computer... Oh fuck... Same thing.

"if this is the religion that helps you guys sleep at night, then more power to you."

Yes, my computer helps me sleep at night.

2/26/2008 4:33:35 PM

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