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> Ted, concerning (a) protein folding, and (b) genes making proteins
> making organisms, what level of proof would you require to sign up for
> the mainstream evolutionary / molecular biological model of the world?
Walter Elsasser approached the question of organic form like any other
physics problem. And he found that it had no solution. Where are the
mechanisms that turn blueprints into final product? Moreover, how would
such mechanisms work? Elsasser was appalled by the fact that biologists
didn't even have a theory for how genes construct organisms. Right now
we've got a big, fat notebook full of descriptions with no coherent order or
When you can thermodynamically connect the dots between polypeptides and
proteins, then you'll have something.
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