Originally Posted by BrianC
If you don't see the perfect order and balance of things, then you really haven't studied much science.
Ever seen the video of how a cell works? Someone scientists made a video a while back that's computer graphics, and it shows the human cell and how it works in real time. It literally looks like an assembly line in a factory. You don't call that balance and order? A stem cell can turned into any one of the organs found in the body, or into any type of cell in the body, and the DNA tells each one what to turn into. You don't call that balance or order or intelligent? The tail of a flagellum has 72 parts in common with an outboard motor. They're biological parts, but they are exactly like the parts used in our outboard motors. But here's the thing... the tail of the Flagellum spins at over 100,000 rpm. Don't think we have any engines that can pull that off. Yeah, I'd say that's order and balance. Engines must be balanced in order to work properly, and they have a perfect order to the parts and how they work. So do the mechanisms in nature and physics.
Well, my BS in Human Biology may not be studying it much. But I like to think I know a little bit about this.
First off, I have seen the video you speak of numerous times (both with and without commentary) and it is a HUGE simplification. That's just an FYI. Things working as they should is not perfect balance in order. For example, the fact that we use oxygen as the electron receptor in our electrochemical exchanges when oxygen is a very potent free radical that actually degrades our cellular mechanisms over time.
The whole world is based on the destruction of one thing to create/sustain another, and it isn't in a perfectly revolving "circle of life" kum-ba-yah fashion either. Things do not turn around perfectly circularly and there is no perfect balance.
First, most flagella spin to the tune of about 20,000rpm and they do not move distances proportional to manmade motors. Further, 72 parts in common in the tail of a flagellum? How? The tail is made of about 30k units of the SAME repeated protein calling flagellin and a pentameric cap protein. The flagellum in total is only about 25 different proteins (depending on the species). Many flagellar mechanisms can barely move in a semblance of a straight line, and even more simply tumble randomly in hopes of getting somewhere useful. The most common system is a combination of random tumbling and "straight" lines in hopes of getting somewhere. Random tumbling = perfect order? Not in my books.
Originally Posted by BrianC
The fact is this: people interpret scientific data from different worldviews. The science in favor of evolution is not increasing, actually. Evolution theory has to constantly adjust because of new finds. Why? Because they keep finding out that parts of their theory don't fit correction as they find out new things. We have no dating methods that work or are even remotely accurate at all, and all are based on uniformitarianism which has been long proven to be completely inaccurate and should not be used by any serious scientists. Sorry, but chaos creating order and balance makes absolutely no sense...
As I mentioned early, critics seem to think that modifying a theory makes it a weaker theory. Not true, it's just how the living models of science work: they are developing theories. Thus why so few things are called laws. I don't know who is lying to you, but the evidence for evolution is always increasing. Yes, the theory has to adjust because within the grand idea of macroevolution there are many different, sub-theories that explain different aspects. So, yes, those change. They get refined, the argument gets stronger. Until you get more specific, that's hard to address though. I am more than willing to discuss macro and microevolution in depth with you. We don't even have to have fossil models to prove evolution in the works, however. We can look at current cellular models, see them speciating...find evidence of this in past models (similar cellular mechanisms, a big one would be DNA) and conclude from that alone. Evolution is more a theory because we can't explain every nuance of the model, but it's a very strong theory as a whole.
Who said chaos creates order? Energy is applied to chaotic situations to make them less chaotic. For example, many enzymes in the cell act on their own and transform substrate spontaneously as doing so allows them to collapse to lowest state of energy. The only way for a cell to stop this and keep the enzyme from killing the cell is to bind a blocking protein to the enzyme that requires an ATP->ADP phosphorylation (a type of energy application). Within any cellular model there are countless controls to keep the cell at a certain state. The cell is having to fight the "natural way of things" to live how it lives. Want to leave a cell to the controls of nature? Sometimes the "natural way" gets control of the cell. Guess what happens. Cancer. Uncontrolled growth, chaos.