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The bolded part is demonstrably not true.

Can you get MPG from any collection of parts? I don't think so. No matter how much you mix and heat flour, yeast, eggs, and water, you are not going to get an SUV or a product where miles-per-gallon is relevant. Similarly, while automobile parts can be combined to give you MPG it will never lead to the emergence of bread.

benjd25 is more than capable of retorting, but I have to say "wow" again. Somehow you've missed the point twice, and in the process used an argument that I heard very recently from a young Earth creationist!

Wow. Never thought I would see that from someone who so skillfully eviscerates creationists.

Note that you actually agreed with benjd25 in your second sentence, and in so doing conceded the point (inadvertently, I presume). No, you cannot get MPG from a random collection of parts. It is not a property of those individual parts. Put them together in particular ways, and voila! - MPG.

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