Something from no thing
August 7, 2014 | James Kohl
How is it possible to get something from nothing?
Excerpt: “Evolution has trained us to find causal patterns at any cost. As our ancestors wandered the African savanna, the ability to suss out effects from their causes marked a line between life and death. She ate that speckled mushroom and then fell ill.”
My comment: Thank you for your explanation of how pattern recognition may be beneficial to serious scientists.
Creation enabled our nutrient-dependent ability to find causal patterns that cost us nothing. The fact that everything is connected to everything else is perfectly clear. It led some people to realize that eating some things can make us ill, which supports the claim that health and illness are nutrient-dependent. The fact that reproduction also is nutrient-dependent links what organisms eat to their species survival.
We’ve since learned that “Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction” via amino acid substitutions and cell type differentiation in species from microbes to man. Thus, anyone who believes that mutation-initiated natural selection led to the evolution of biodiversity — or that “Evolution has trained us…” to do anything — probably does not believe in causal patterns of biophysically-constrained biologically-based cause and effect that cost us nothing to believe in. For example, it costs nothing to believe light-harvesting functions link amino acid substitutions that differentiate cell types in plants and animals.
Similarly, it costs us nothing to believe that docosahexaenoic acid links the phrase “Let there be light!” to a quantum theory for its irreplaceable role in neural cell signaling via ecological variation that links quantum physics to quantum biology and ecological adaptations manifested in the increasing organismal complexity of brains.
Taken together, these facts suggest it costs us nothing to believe that ecological adaptations are manifested in the morphological and behavioral diversity of species from microbes to man via conserved molecular mechanisms that link the epigenetic landscape to the physical landscape of DNA in organized genomes.However, evolutionary theorists seem to somehow have not been trained to find causal patterns that molecular biologists have known about for more than 50 years. See for example: Biology, molecular and organismic “Ingram and others found that hemoglobin S differs from A in the substitution of just a single amino acid, valine in place of glutamic acid in the beta chain of the hemoglobin molecule.”
Apparently, evolution has trained theorists to not find causal patterns at any cost. Evolutionary theorists linked the hemoglobin S variant from a mutation to natural selection and the evolution of human diversity with a theory that has never been substantiated by experimental evidence of biologically plausible cause and effect. Dobzhansky (1973), however, noted that “…the so-called alpha chains of hemoglobin have identical sequences of amino acids in man and the chimpanzee, but they differ in a single amino acid (out of 141) in the gorilla in “Nothing in Biology Makes Any Sense Except in the Light of Evolution.”
It would be great if evolutionary theorists would look at pattern recognition from the perspective offered this article about something from no thing and recognize the pattern of biophysically-constrained biologically-based cause and effect. After all, it costs them nothing to believe in facts.