carefully crafted solutions
carefully planned inventions
could not come one after the other
could make it work
crucial selective criteria
crucial-for-life reason for this amazing chemical trick.
example of high technology
exquisitely designed biomolecules
exquisitely engineered molecular arrangement
exquisite molecular machines
hallmark of foresight and sound engineering
How did this perfect, molecular wonder form without anything telling it to?
have to be in place at the same time
highly intricate network
indication of the planning involved
If only one exists without the other, no cell at all
ingeniously crafted devices
It’s make or break
it’s far and away the best
large multimolecular machines
let’s reason through the claim
life’s long-term storehouse of genetic information
making, finding, and specifically selecting this particular and life-essential
many orders of magnitude
masterful information-storage molecule
must also be incredible
purely blind chemical forces have accomplished this challenging
putting it mildly
ready to go in the very first organism
wonder of engineering finesse
wonderful chemical trick!
superb for the job they have
perfect link to construct
set of problems that had to be solved and implemented virtually simultaneously,
this stability control for both DNA and RNA had to be anticipated ahead of time and the solution provided with just-in-time delivery
to drive home the point
very elegant and ingenious process
“were born” to make
which came first, the DNA or the correction machinery?
the veil began to lift
glimpse the sophistication
extraordinary pieces of matter
further depths of complexity
intricate structures and systems
vastly complex DNA topologies
vast and growing inventory of mini-RNA regulator molecules
the complexity unearthed by cell biology
zooming into a Mandelbrot set…
Intricate patterns as one peers closer at its boundary.
tiny unit of compact, adaptive sophistication
the cell feels infinitely complex.
Complex beyond any sensible measure and beyond any other conceivable material form
in so many ways supremely fit to fulfill their role as the basic unit of biological life
incomparable diversity of form
the universe of ciliate form is absurdly diverse
the diversity of cell forms is stunning
unique fitness of the cell
amazing abilities and the diversity of functions it performs
E coli, a tiny organism, less than one-millionth of a meter in diameter and two-millionths of a meter long, so small that “20 would fit end-to-end in a single rod cell of the human retina,”
perfectly adapted to their assigned task
stunning prior fitness
serve highly specific ends essential for the assembly of the core macromolecular constituents and the physiological functioning of the cell. I call this the unique fitness paradigm.
the fitness of the cell depends on a deeper fitness prefigured into the very fabric of reality.
Profoundly biocentric whole.
There are systems that look recognizably like manufactured artifacts
Constrain combinatorial space with distant information-rich outcomes in mind.
Intelligent agents also have the capacity to introduce complex technological systems into the world fully formed.
Mental mode of causation.
Prior to their material instantiation
Designed systems, whether automobiles, airplanes, or computers, invariably manifest a design plan that preceded their first material instantiation.
The parts do not generate the whole. Rather, an idea of the whole directed the assembly of the parts.
Specifically, by engineers.
Tightly and functionally integrated system of parts and subsystems,
linear sequence-specific arrangements of characters.
functionally integrated complex systems
applied constraints on the possible arrangements of matter to limit possibilities in order to produce improbable forms, sequences, or structures.
Constrain possible outcomes to actualize improbable but initially unrealized future functions.
highly specified, tightly integrated, hierarchical arrangements of molecular components and systems
design information-rich hierarchies, in which both individual modules and the arrangement of those modules exhibit complexity and specificity.
Specificity of design.
vastly complex DNA topologies
complexity unearthed by cell biology
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