Alfred Russel Wallace’s Bicentennial Year: A Cause for Celebration and for Sadness

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All the hyperbole shows the fix is in — Wallace has been made safe for scientism and Darwinian reductionism. The academy can breathe easy. Source
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The Sense of Hearing Is a Masterpiece of Engineering

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It strains credulity to suppose that an unguided process of random variation sifted by natural selection could assemble such a delicately arranged system. Source
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How Biochemistry Led Me to the Creator | with Dr. Fazale “Fuz” Rana

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Podcast: Play in new window Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Android | iHeartRadio | Email | TuneIn | RSS How in the world did a biochemist with a Muslim father find his saving grace through Jesus Christ? Fazale “Fuz” Rana is president, CEO, and senior scholar of Reasons to Believe (RTB), an organization dedicated to communicating the powerful scientific case for God’s existence and the Bible’s reliability to both Christians and non-Christians. Though he initially embraced the evolutionary paradigm, he eventually drew the conclusion that only a Creator’s involvement could explain the elegance of biochemical systems. But how? In this midweek podcast episode, Dan sits down with Fuz (a former agnostic) to discuss how science and faith intricately work together, ultimately pointing to the reality of intelligent…
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The New Post-Junk-DNA Paradigm of Molecular Biology: RNA Genes

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RNA genes have many functions but a large proportion entail gene regulation-related functions that fall within the category of epigenetics. Source
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Tomorrow: Webinar with Maverick Scientist Forrest Mims

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Prepared to be entertained — and inspired — by the man who describes his life as “one continuous science fair project.” Source
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Only God is Above the Law

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“No one is above the law.” So the popular saying goes, and no truer thing was ever said in a mere six words. This thought, and our Western system of justice which sprang from it, stands as a testament, and a tribute, to the philosophy that gives humanity its best chance for self-government and ordered liberty. The philosophy that found its expression in this view was itself largely shaped by a Christian worldview, one in which our individual rights, and our equality under law, were grounded in a transcendent being who made us for a purpose. Our Founders certainly understood this when they declared their right to independence from Great Britain and affirmed that “all men are created equal.” In their view, this equality finds its roots in the “Creator,”…
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Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life in Science, Rediscovered

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Despite the notoriety of Wallace in his own day, he remains a comparatively obscure figure in the history of biology. Source
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