I’ve never seen a train wreck. At least not outside of news reports and movies like The Fugitive. So I can’t be certain if reading the commentary at Billy Dembski’s blog is exactly like watching a train wreck, or if the right analogy is less bloody and more entertaining.
Today, PaV asks How Random is Random Mutation?, because he came across a study in which four different strains of yeast evolved the same solution to a resource shortage. Somehow, he spends a thousand words pondering this problem without using the only word that matters: selection (though he does dismiss “selective pressure” for no apparent reason).
Four strains, when given only galactose to feed on, developed mutations that broke the DNA that represses the galactose processing pathway, and this is alleged to be some challenge to standard evolutionary biology? Really? Because it seems to suggest that “information” can evolve without “intelligent designers” being involved at all. Which various and sundry IDolators would deny ’til their faces turned blue.