Monday, December 29, 2008

Cilium Likened to GPS 12/27/2008

Cilium Likened to GPS 12/27/2008 Dec 27, 2008 — A story on Science Daily says that the primary cilium, a protrusion on most human cells that looks like an antenna, acts like a GPS system. They “orient cells to move in the right direction and at the speed needed to heal wounds, much like a Global Positioning System helps ships navigate to their destinations.” Not only that, says Soren T. Christensen (U of Copenhagen): “What we are dealing with is a physiological analogy to the GPS system with a coupled autopilot that coordinates air traffic or tankers on open sea.” What happens is that the ciliar antennae act like beacons for an essential clotting factor. They orient themselves to steer fibroblast cells to the wound site, promoting repair. “The really important discovery is that the primary cilium detects signals, which tell the cells to engage their compass reading and move in the right direction to close the wound.” This exciting discovery falsifies an old evolutionary canard. “Protruding through the cell membrane, primary cilia occur on almost every non-dividing cell in the body,” the article ended. “Once written off as a vestigial organelle discarded in the evolutionary dust, primary cilia in the last decade have risen to prominence as a vital cellular sensor at the root of a wide range of health disorders, from polycystic kidney disease to cancer to left-right anatomical abnormalities.”
Great! Another wonderful design-based discovery to beat down the Darwinists for their science-stopping assumptions. Let’s pile these up for Darwin Day. What a show it will be: Charlie will get boos, hisses and rotten tomatoes, while crowds gather at the ID show to see who gets gets Nobel Prizes and Breakthroughs of the Year (12/19/2008).

Project: Browse through our 2008 stories for all the examples of Darwinism being an impediment to scientific progress, then list them after a quote by Eugenie Scott claiming that creationism is a science-stopper. Then list all the major discoveries stemming from the search for design. Your only challenge will be having too much material. Next headline on: Cell BiologyHuman BodyAmazing Facts

2 comments:

bobxxxx said...

Rev. Sewell is an ordained Christian clergyman

Why is it that worthless preachers think they know more about evolutionary biology than the entire scientific community?

Then list all the major discoveries stemming from the search for design.

Translation: Then list all the major discoveries stemming from the search for MAGIC.

Don't you think it would be more honest if you didn't use code words like "design" when you really mean "magic"?

Browse through our 2008 stories for all the examples of Darwinism being an impediment to scientific progress, then list them after a quote by Eugenie Scott claiming that creationism is a science-stopper.

The scientific explanation for the diversity of life is called "evolution", not "darwinism".

Do you know why Scott calls magical creation a science stopper?

When a scientist can't solve a scientific problem, he doesn't say "I can't figure this out, nobody else will ever be able to figure it out, and future generations won't be able to solve it, therefore I give up, and I invoke intelligent design magic, also known as the god fairy."

If scientists did give up and invoke your childish magic, scientific progress would come to a complete stop.

I suggest, instead of complaining about evolutionary biology, why don't you study it. Find out how evolution works, and learn about the powerful evidence for it from molecular biology. To get started you can click my name to watch a 10 minute YouTube video that explains one of the reasons why biologists are 100% certain people and chimps share an ancestor.

Or would you rather invoke your magic for the rest of your life, dishonestly calling it "design" so it doesn't sound so childish?

Sam Sewell said...

Boy are you ever barking up the wrong tree!

http://www.butler.edu/clergyproject/Backgd_info.htm

http://www.butler.edu/clergyproject/Christian_Clergy/chr_S-U.htm

You will find me listed.

Next time do some research before the rant. You will be less embarrassed.