Author Topic: Bacterial genome synthesized in lab  (Read 933 times)

Offline Atheon

Bacterial genome synthesized in lab
« on: March 25, 2016, 01:45:48 PM »
"Researchers have designed and synthesized a minimal bacterial genome, containing only the genes necessary for life, and consisting of just 473 genes."

I can hear the creationists now: "See? This proooooooves that an intelligent creator is needed!" And "Minimum of 473 genes? Irreducible complexity!" And "Duh, duh.. gaawwwwwwdd!"

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Offline Baruch

Re: Bacterial genome synthesized in lab
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 06:49:54 PM »
Most humans can't put a round peg in a square hole.  So complexity is relative to what?

A minimal life form, derived from naturally occurring life forms, isn't the creation of life itself, it is a re-jiggling of existing life-bits ... which will be useful as a test bed to develop new medicines, and biological weapons.
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