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Complexity in Marine Microbial Community Argues for Design

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 Information in a Nature review article argues for the work of a supernatural Designer. A high degree of complex interactions in a system is strong evidence for an intelligent Designer. A Stanford geophysicist details scientists’ increasing understanding of the complex interactions within the marine microbial community and the environment. For example, the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide removed by the oceans depends sensitively on the abundance relationships of phytoplankton and nutrients. While the measured relationships appear universal, they are actually the average of a diverse range of phytoplankton growing in a wide variety of environments utilizing different growth strategies. This result indicates that the abundance relationships can vary over time in response to environmental changes. Such adaptation provides a mechanism to regulate atmospheric temperatures in response to astronomical phenomena via greenhouse gas removal. Highly complex environmental and biological relationships are expected if the biblically predicted cosmic creation model is correct.  

o   Kevin R. Arrigo, “Marine Microorganisms and Global Nutrient Cycles,” Nature 437 (2005): 349-55.


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