The long held belief that lignin was the chemical that separated wood and water plants. It’s a unique component any longer. Recently discovered in red algae as science daily reports…
“Now lignin, one of the chemical underpinnings vital to the self-supporting nature of land plants – and thought unique to them – has been found in marine algae by a team of researchers including scientists at UBC and Stanford University.”
Here comes the story telling. According to these biologists who are trying to explain how a complex molecule, which is made by a complex process, being found in a more “primitive” life form, says that the basic machinery may have existed long before algae moved to land. That was an easy explanation to speculate upon because it has the least of problems. Not only that, it also gives the appearance of having more explanatory power (but it doesn’t). Student textbooks need revising again as the hypothesis about lignin has been falsified. Not only that, but the timeline for plant evolution in general is also affected by this new discovery, so evolutionary biologists had to revised it.
The alternative explanation is nothing short of a miracle because it’s enormously complex. The alternative goes like this…Algae and land plants evolved the exact same chemical separately! Hold your breath on this one, even they admit this is quite an astounding feat if it were possible…
“The pathways, enzymes and genes that go into making this stuff are pretty complicated, so to come up with all those separately would be really, really amazing,” says Denny. “Anything is possible, but that would be one hell of a coincidence.”
Looks almost like a Bible passage which states and I quote; “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Mathew 19:26 KJV.
But I don’t think Denny is actually making that sort of distinction but rather he is implying like many evolutionary scientists do, with God it’s impossible, but with evolution all things are possible! When you believe in such a concept there are no limitations for creating impossible situations whereby a miracle would be required and then point to evolution.
Speaking of probability, the relatively new math equation which can measure functional information is really quite interesting as demonstrated in the video below…
The paper which this video uses is; Functional information and the emergence of biocomplexity Robert M. Hazen*†, Patrick L. Griffin*, James M. Carothers‡, and Jack W. Szostak§
Using the new math equation is a great tool which a person can put both creationism and evolution to the test. Highly recommended for students and currently non-students alike who have pretty good knowledge in math.
Before this new math came out, there were no equations that could distinguish functional from non-functional information. It was all generally lumped together. Now the results of this new math are even more interesting, because the calculations from various measurements of functional information puts intelligent design as more probable than evolution using pretty generous stats. No doubt this will be subject to debate for some time to come, but the scientific evidence which confirms creationism grows stronger. Very good news indeed!