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Design Evident in Complex Oceanic Communities

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Studies of intricate systems in marine ecologies provide strong evidence for an intelligent designer. Recent research reveals the detailed, complex interplay in the ocean between nutrient and phytoplankton abundances, resource colimitation, nitrogen fixation, and anaerobic ammonium oxidation. These interactions are not limited to the microbial community but include the environment as well. According to a Stanford geophysicist, “the interactions produce a self-regulating biogeochemical system that maintains quasi-stable oceanic nutrient inventories over both short and long timescales.” These highly complex environmental and biological relationships point to the careful planning of a supernatural Designer.  

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


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