Hi Bill, I think I understand what you were saying. I believe you misunderstood the point I was making in my discussion with Meyer. I was saying, and Meyer agreed, that cells do not necessarily look like machines because they use processes that are foreign to machines. An example - when you shut your computer down, you just push a button. Cells rip out the button and also the circuitry. This isn’t bad design, it’s no design, at least if “it looks like a machine” is the formula.
Cells are replete with stuff that mocks the machine analogy.