Daily Archives: March 31, 2010

Cell Plans and Evolution

As I noted in the previous entry, Steve Matheson does not see eye-to-eye with me regarding introns and design.  In fact, he lists several areas of significant disagreement.  Let’s have a look.

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Intron Reply

A few weeks ago, I started a series of blog entries on introns by laying out the following objective:

I’d like to take the topic of introns and steer it into a much more interesting teleological direction.

Let me propose a hypothesis that flows naturally from the hypothesis of front-loading evolution: introns facilitated the evolution of metazoan life.

I then laid the groundwork for my position. Since that time, Steve Matheson has weighed in and offered his own take on this issue here.

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