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  1. There's a spectacular documentary on the Voyagers...

    There's a spectacular documentary on the Voyagers called The Farthest that goes into some detail about how the golden record came about. The whole thing's worth your time, so i recommend seeing it if...
  2. Right, leave it to the big boys who will do all...

    Right, leave it to the big boys who will do all that intentionally.
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    Why not plus or minus 50%? And before you answer,...

    Why not plus or minus 50%? And before you answer, let me note that it's clear that you don't know whether this is reasonable or not.


    Nope, because the variation you're allowing is only enough to...
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    Since i know something about this stuff, i tried...

    Since i know something about this stuff, i tried to back read to figure out what was at issue. I failed.
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    The correct response to this is "I apologizes...

    So this shows that even an drastically higher probability presents severe problems for the RNA world scenario.[/QUOTE]
    The correct response to this is "I apologizes that the numbers i've been...
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    Do you know the minimum size of this ribozyme? ...

    Do you know the minimum size of this ribozyme? If not, you've got no idea whether what you're saying is relevant or not.


    No, you're most certainly not. Every calculation you've done so far has...
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    Of all the hills to die on, the fact that Roy...

    Of all the hills to die on, the fact that Roy phrased things so that chemical reaction was singular just seems a phenomenal waste of time.
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    There really is a trend here that every time...

    There really is a trend here that every time someone checks the references Lee provides, they end up undercutting his argument.
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    Let me put it this way: the clear language is so...

    Let me put it this way: the clear language is so obviously wrong that i have difficulty believing that's his actual argument. I can't rule out that his real argument is something different, and...
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    The probability that you could roll snake eyes is...

    The probability that you could roll snake eyes is 1 both before and after the roll.

    Remember how this all started. You're trying to claim that the evolution of the interactome is wildly...
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    You're also assuming that only a single length...

    You're also assuming that only a single length will do, and only one structure can produce the enzymatic activity. Neither of those assumptions are justified.
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    Well, i felt my earlier discussion of the issues...

    Well, i felt my earlier discussion of the issues highlighted some serious problems with it.
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    And yet you provided a paper here that showed a...

    And yet you provided a paper here that showed a pool of random sequences contained multiple enzymatic activities. Which suggests the probability is much better than your calculation. How could this...
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    Got sent out of town on work for a bit, so have...

    Got sent out of town on work for a bit, so have been out of action.

    Allow me to introduce you to basic statistics. If something has happened, then the probability that it can happen is defined as...
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    I would hesitate to put words into the mouth of...

    I would hesitate to put words into the mouth of someone who seems to be speaking incoherently.
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    Here:

    Here:
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    Not all ID people acknowledge it - many focus on...

    Not all ID people acknowledge it - many focus on what they claim is the complete improbability of the original formation of enzymes and the like.

    In any case, in answer to your question:
    What's...
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    https://www.nature.com/articles/nature13982 ...

    https://www.nature.com/articles/nature13982

    There it is again. Just worked for me a second time.
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    No, that's not right either. The abstract was...

    No, that's not right either. The abstract was linked here; why does nobody seem to want to read it.
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    So why did you keep arguing it, even after a...

    So why did you keep arguing it, even after a direct quote was shown to you? And change your justification while doing so? If you'd just acknowledge that you were wrong, the entire conversation could...
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    Hi, biologist here to tell you you have no idea...

    Hi, biologist here to tell you you have no idea of what you're talking about, and should probably learn some biology before claiming to be able to say anything about evolution.

    DNA and RNA are a...
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    Your entire post is the same old confused...

    Your entire post is the same old confused garbage, so i'm going to help you and my own sanity by focusing on one thing at a time.

    No, we are not "both right", because you explicitly stated the...
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    Please explain why you've used different...

    Please explain why you've used different justifications on consecutive pages.

    As for your question, this may shock you given your lack of experience with science, but papers can contain more than...
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    In my experience, people who use those phrases...

    In my experience, people who use those phrases are often unaware of existing data that contradict everything they're claiming.
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    I apparently left it too late to edit, so some...

    I apparently left it too late to edit, so some errata for my extended ramble:

    "While that's far from the only thing that enzymes do, and thus this is a painfully incomplete view of what evolution...
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