Do gears in life forms count as wheels?
|January 15, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, News|
No abstract is available for this article, (Holliday, Robin (June 2003). “Creationism and the wheel”. BioEssays (Wiley Periodicals) 25 (6): 620–621. doi:10.1002/bies.10280. ISSN 1521-1878. PMID 12766952), but sources say that molecular biologist Robin Holliday says therein that the absence of wheels in life forms is an argument against creationist or intelligent design of life.
Holliday thinks that an intelligent creator would make use of wheels wherever they would be useful. In their absence, a designer doesn’t exist. This claim is still being shopped at Wikipedia as part of an article on why true wheels can’t evolve in living systems.
But isn’t this biological gear essentially a set of natural cogwheels?
Would Holliday now say that a designer of nature exists?
Are there instances in nature where wheels would be useful but do not exist?
Wheels need roads. Roads require a lot of exhausting, expensive maintenance and must be defended/policed. The off-road vehicle is a late invention because in former times, its function was performed by life forms who didn’t need roads, like horses and camels.
Which the designer of nature did invent.
It’s interesting how Darwin’s followers construct arguments whose refutation by evidence is never treated as an argument against their basic position.
See Also: Mechanical gear found in living organism
More reasons why you shouldn’t bother with Wikipedia … if you need correct information, not just free information.
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