|MadSci Network: Evolution|
I'm not a student nor scientist. My question is motivated by the evolution/ intelligent design controversy. It seems to me that DNA is as much a historical record of random adaptation failures as it is lifes building blocks. Which is why I wonder if plants have more DNA but less genetic activity than animals simply because they've been around much longer but needed to adapt less. I suppose one could then argue that if DNA and genetic material create everything based on random adaptation then someone/thing intelligent must have created DNA. Conversely, one could also argue the case that life really isn't (wasn't) all that complex to begin with but became so as a result of so much random trial and error and DNA could have easily developed (without intelligent intervention) simply because the basic components happened to be at the same place at the same time and interected in a way that started the chain genetic events.
Re: Why do plants have more DNA but less genetic material than animals?
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