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The Blind Watchmaker

Yeah that grasshopper gear has been known for a while.

There's other examples of this kind of stuff too. There's a microorganism that moves using a propeller and the propeller is connected to a worm drive that has a ball bearing sleeve it rotates in.

There's also a bunch of bipedal guys that walk around on two feet inside your cells. Not only that but they are the main mechanism for moving things from site to site in the cell. Things don't just drift around until they hit their sockets, things are manufactured and then transported on just-in-time roadways constructed solely for the purpose of bipeds carrying enzymes and proteins from site to site.

Now that stuff is crazy and if you think some random process caused all that shit to go down, you're absolutely nuts.
Permalink Blind Microbiologist 
November 13th, 2017 2:53pm
> Now that stuff is crazy and if you think some random process caused all that shit to go down, you're absolutely nuts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXlM99xPQC8
Permalink @oddball 
November 13th, 2017 3:03pm
The structure of the human eye is proof of evolution because the design is suboptimal.
Permalink Z 
November 13th, 2017 3:11pm
90% of evolution was needed to come up with a robust single cell.

Everything afterwards was just some high level implementation detail.

We are worms with a slightly different configuration file, running the same game-engine.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
November 13th, 2017 3:38pm
Well, birds' brains are quite different than mammal brains.
Permalink Yoda 
November 13th, 2017 5:07pm
> Well, birds' brains are quite different than mammal brains.

They have a common ancestor that already had a rather competent brain.

Afterwards both branches have independently developed similar architectures. And they both run on very similar hardware.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
November 13th, 2017 5:18pm
Weren't mitochondria originally independent organisms?
Permalink Z 
November 13th, 2017 5:20pm
Bird brains have higher neuron density.
Permalink Yoda 
November 13th, 2017 5:25pm
> Weren't mitochondria originally independent organisms?

Yup.  They have their own DNA even (which you only get from your mother).
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November 13th, 2017 9:12pm