A Time-Travel Thought Experiment
|September 17, 2011||Posted by GilDodgen under Intelligent Design|
It’s 1859 and Charles Darwin has just discovered a modern computer, transported back in time to his era. He turns it on.
With a microscope he discovers a Core i7 920 CPU. Upon more investigation he discovers that it has approximately 781 million transistors.
The computer has a terabyte drive, with an operating system that was compiled from more than 50 million lines of intelligently designed computer code.
In my time-travel thought experiment, Darwin is transported into our contemporary era. Much to his amazement, he discovers that modern science has revealed that the simplest living cell is far more complex and sophisticated than the computer he discovered in 1859.
What would Darwin do?