To Dance at Two Weddings: Rope Kojonen’s Evolutionary Quest

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According to a proverb, you can’t dance at two weddings at the same time. Dr. Kojonen believes that you can. Source
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No. 9 Story of 2023: Irreducible Complexity of Sperm Cells

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Human reproduction is perhaps the quintessential example of teleology in biology. Source
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Co-Option and Protein Homology Don’t Explain the Evolution of the Flagellum

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Rope Kojonen wants to join “design and evolution,” but only by setting aside some of the main features of the flagellum. Source
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In Debate on Intelligent Design, Critic Cites Dragon Legend to Justify Evolution’s Failures

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It is, as Professor Behe acknowledges, a charming tale, but not very relevant as far as the details of the scientific debate go. Source
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On the Irreducible Complexity of Sperm Cells

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Human reproduction is perhaps the quintessential example of teleology in biology. Source
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Answering Farina on Behe’s Work: Bacterial Flagella

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The video complains about Behe’s “usage of terminology pertaining to machinery.” Is Farina going to charge the entire flagella community with dishonesty? Source
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The Darwin Wall Still Stands; but for How Long?

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The tyranny of Darwinism in academia does not yet allow for open exchange of ideas and debate over origins. Source
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Behe Answers Best Objections to Irreducible Complexity

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Following the philosopher Alvin Plantinga, Pat Flynn says that some of the attacks on Behe have been hysterical, but some have been more thoughtful. Source
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