Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

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Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

Postby a_haworthroberts » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:38 pm

As sent to CMI:


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http://creation.com/toothed-gears-jumping-insects
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6151/1254
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/func ... first-time
I don't fully understand how you conclude that these gears are "another example of irreducible complexity" since has this concept has been rejected by the scientific community at large following peer-reviewed research papers and since your article does not clearly define the term. I accept that the following comment has been made, possibly by Professor Burrows: "The gears in the Issus hind-leg bear remarkable engineering resemblance to those found on every bicycle and inside every car gear-box".
On the face of it, it is possible that this discovery points to theistic rather than atheistic evolution ie that it didn't happen purely by 'chance'.
Also, just seen:
http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com ... /#comments
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/09/me ... 76801.html
(This piece from Evolution News and Views contains an interesting quote from 'Popular Mechanics'.)

It does appear that CMI read my comments even though they rarely if ever get published."
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Re: Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

Postby Brian Jordan » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:30 pm

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Re: Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

Postby a_haworthroberts » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:30 pm

It's also NEWS, Brian.

Most of my 'conversations' with creationists are one-way anyhow - as they mostly don't reply to me and censor my comments.
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Re: Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

Postby Brian Jordan » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:09 pm

a_haworthroberts wrote:It's also NEWS, Brian.
I know - I posted it as news a week or so earlier :D
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3337&p=47142&hilit=gears#p47142
Most of my 'conversations' with creationists are one-way anyhow - as they mostly don't reply to me and censor my comments.
I know - that's why I set up this section, so that people could grumble at them without it getting in the way of the main forum.
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Re: Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

Postby a_haworthroberts » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:31 pm

Sorry, I missed your original 'News' post.
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Re: Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

Postby Brian Jordan » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:09 pm

a_haworthroberts wrote:Sorry, I missed your original 'News' post.
a_haworthroberts wrote:Sorry, I missed your original 'News' post.
Well, I suppose I could have given it a more explicit title. Sometimes I try to cast a humorous light on the depressingly familiar!
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Re: Toothed gears in a planthopper nymph

Postby a_haworthroberts » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:16 pm

Thanks, Brian. Though the title struck me as a little cryptic, I think I failed to spot the thread at all and did not check to see what the news was - otherwise I would have added my communication about Dr Sarfati's thought-provoking article to your existing thread. Somehow, now that there five active sections within the community forum, sometimes I seem initially to miss new threads/posts if the thread/post in question has been superseded by a later post in the same area of the forum.
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