The New Post-Junk-DNA Paradigm of Molecular Biology: RNA Genes

anomalies, BioEssays, biology, brain function, dogma, epigenetic information, Evidence, Evolution, evolutionary theory, function, gene regulation, genes, genetic programming, geochemical anomalies, inheritance, Intelligent Design, John Mattick, Junk DNA, molecular biology, non-coding DNA, paradigm shift, RNA genes, Thomas Kuhn, transgenerational memory
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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Design: A Scientific Proxy for Intelligence

Antarctica, arson, biology, carbon dioxide, Dead Sea Scrolls, design detection, Evolution, geological history, Greenland Ice Sheet Project, intelligence, intelligent agency, Intelligent Design, Lake Vostok, magnetic field, Michael Egnor, minds, natural forces, Paul Nelson, probability, shales, water, Willaim Dembski
The Dead Sea Scrolls are an example of a design artifact for which intelligence is inferred as the source. Source
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Mimesis and Identifying the Intelligent Designer

atheists, biology, Chemistry, climate change, creative activity, entertainment, Evolution, Faith & Science, high school, human beings, intelligent activity, Intelligent Design, materialists, mimesis, music, non-fiction, Patrick T. Brown, philosophy, popular fiction, René Girard, The Free Press, thick desire, thin desire
We are social creatures, meant to be together. That means social pressure is real and can be intense. Source
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The Superior Programming that Makes Plants Look Smart

animals, anthropomorphism, bacteria, behavior, biology, Chapman University, Curiosity rover, Darwinians, Duke University, ethylene, flowers, herbivores, Ian T. Baldwin, intelligence, Intelligent Design, ivy, leaf senescence, leaves, Life Sciences, memory, Michael Pollan, Nature (journal), nitrogen, programming, Richard Karban, self-awareness, strigolactone, synthetic organic chemistry, tendrils, tentacles, The New Yorker, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, trees, Wesley Smith
Two signaling molecules — strigolactone and ethylene — can work independently to begin the process of leaf senescence. Source
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The Best and Worst Heuristics for Biological Discovery

biology, Cell (journal), cellular activity, cryoelectron tomography, cytoplasmic lattices, embryo, embryonic arrest, embryonic development, epigenetic reprogramming, Evolution, filaments, heuristic, Intelligent Design, intermediate filaments, mammalian development, mammalian yolk, mammals, microscopy, oocytes, PADI6, proteins, ribosomal arrays, subcortical maternal complex
"We don’t know what this structure does, so it probably does nothing. Remember, evolution produces a lot of non-functional debris." Source
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On Origin of Life, Chemist James Tour Has Successfully Called These Researchers’ Bluff

abiogenesis, amino acids, biological information, biology, cell, Chemistry, Dave Farina, David Klinghoffer, deadline, early Earth, enantiomerically pure, Evolution, experts, glucose, handedness, Intelligent Design, James Tour, materialism, monosaccharides, nucleotides, origin of life, polypeptides, polysaccharides, Rice University, RNA, sugars, Tova Forman, YouTubers
Tour issued his challenge in reply to the false claims made by YouTubers, like Dave Farina, about how these hurdles to life’s origin had been fully addressed. Source
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Intelligent Design at High Altitudes

adaptive evolution, altitude, Andes, biology, bioRxiv, California, convergent evolution, Current Biology, epigenetics, Evolution, genes, Himalayas, Homo sapiens, hypobaric hypoxia, Intelligent Design, Jay Storz, Mars, mice, Mount Everest Summiters Club, Mount Whitney, mummies, Nepal, Phyllotis vaccarum, radiocarbon dating, Sherpas, University of Nebraska
Surprised at the ability of mammals to thrive at high altitudes, some evolutionists are looking to Darwinian theory for answers. Source
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Understanding the Biochemistry — and Intelligent Design — of Muscle Contraction

acetyl choline, acetylcholine, Actin, ADP, ATP, axon terminal, biochemistry, biology, calcium ions, electrical stimulation, endoplasmic reticulum, Engineering, Evolution, Intelligent Design, ion channels, motor neuron, muscle contraction, muscle fibers, muscle relaxation, muscles, myocytes, myofibrils, myosin, nerve impulse, neurotransmitter, polarization, repolarization, sarcoplasmic reticulum, sliding filament model, sodium ions, titin, transverse tubules, tropomyosin, troponin, undirected process
Muscle contraction, which we so easily take for granted, is an incredibly complex and elegant process. Source
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Darwinism Needs Laws to Look Scientific; Cronin and Hazen Stand Ready to Serve

Adrian Bejan, Assembly Theory, Berra's Blunder, biology, Caltech, Carol Cleland, Cassini mission, chemical evolution, Constructal Law, Cornell University, Daniel Arend, Darwin’s genie, designer substitute, Doubts About Darwin, er Demar, Evolution, Evolution News, galumph, human technology, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Intelligent Design, Jonathan Lunine, laws of nature, Lee Cronin, Michael Wong, multicellularity, Robert Hazen, selection, Stuart Bartlett, tautology, The Origin of Species, Thomas Woodward, Titan, Tova Forman, University of Glasgow
Desperate to justify their worldview as legitimate, some Darwinians are making up new “laws of nature” to appear smiling inside the big tent of science. Source
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Words for Wednesday! Disentangling ID from Creationism

biology, creationism, creator, designer, divine agent, earth, empirical evidence, Facebook, Faith & Science, Genesis, Hebrew Bible, intelligent agent, Intelligent Design, materialists, religious traditions, Stephen Meyer, Terminology Tuesday, universe, Words for Wednesday
Yesterday on Stephen Meyer’s Facebook page we launched the new “Terminology Tuesday” feature, with a quick read about just what we mean by intelligent design. Source
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