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Author Topic:   Can't ID be tested AT ALL?
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Message 95 of 304 (295058)
03-14-2006 12:17 AM


Maybe a test?
Just taking a gander at this topic, but perhaps a way to test for IC systems might be to focus on the genome instead of the systems within a cell instead?
Instead of focusing on removing individual "structures" within a cell focus on the genome. What i'm trying to get at maybe form an experiment where you systemically cut up a cell's DNA and resplice it together and do it at a numerous variety of positions in a variety of sequenses and then cut it down until the cell no longer functions. Then take a look at the least "functional" cell and see what it has.
My knowledge in this particular area is minimal and i've no idea if this type of experiment is even feasible, i'm just throwing something out there for discussion sake, sides it sounds more objective then any real description of IC system i've heard of so far anyways.

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Message 97 of 304 (295080)
03-14-2006 2:05 AM
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03-14-2006 12:33 AM


Re: Maybe a test?
So is this a yes to it being a feasibly way to test for an "IC system" and if it is, the hell are those Discovery instute people...why they fooling around with useless trains of thought?

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Message 101 of 304 (295383)
03-14-2006 10:55 PM
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Re: Maybe a test?
Okay so then perhaps the first thing to do prior to actually even establishing any form of experiments would be to establish a clear cut strict agreeable definition.
Notably i think the most productive thing to perhaps answering whether or not ID is testable is to generate a clear cut definition for it.
Understandable that yes some groups resist the idea of ever even establishing such a clear cut definition. But for the sake of having some kind of productive discussion may be best to establish some form of definition that an experiment could be designed to test then?

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