Bacterial genome synthesized in lab

Started by Atheon, March 25, 2016, 01:45:48 PM

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"Researchers have designed and synthesized a minimal bacterial genome, containing only the genes necessary for life, and consisting of just 473 genes."

I can hear the creationists now: "See? This proooooooves that an intelligent creator is needed!" And "Minimum of 473 genes? Irreducible complexity!" And "Duh, duh.. gaawwwwwwdd!"
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - Seneca


Most humans can't put a round peg in a square hole.  So complexity is relative to what?

A minimal life form, derived from naturally occurring life forms, isn't the creation of life itself, it is a re-jiggling of existing life-bits ... which will be useful as a test bed to develop new medicines, and biological weapons.
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Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.