Can Natural Reward Theory Save Natural Selection?

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An evolutionist dismantles natural selection, then tries to rescue it with his own theory. It won’t work. Source
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#2 Story of 2020: Kimberella Is No Solution to the Cambrian Conundrum

Avalon explosion, Big Bangs, Bilateria, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, Charnia, Cnidaria, comb jellies, Dickinsonia, Ediacaran biota, Ediacaran organisms, Evolution, explosions, fossil record, Intelligent Design, Kimberella, Lophotrochozoa, macro-organisms, metazoan animals, precambrian fossils, Richard Dawkins, saltations, stem mollusk, Yilingia spiciformis
None of the Cambrian animal phyla is represented in the Ediacaran fossil record. Source
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Grandeur in Extinctions?

Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, Carboniferous Period, Charles Darwin, Creative Destruction, Darwinian evolution, Darwinians, Earth-Life Science Institute, ecospace, Evolution, evolutionary radiation, extinction, Graham Budd, Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill, machine learning, mass extinction events, On the Origin of Species, Paleobiology Database, paleontologists, Phanerozoic Eon, Tokyo Institute of Technology
New corollary to an old law: Put Darwinian assumptions in, and you will get Darwinian models out. Source
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Look: On Thanksgiving, Be Grateful for the Intelligent Design of Your Eyes

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COVID restrictions may have put a damper on the traditional Thanksgiving celebration. But even lockdowns can't stop us from giving thanks. Source
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Scientific Paper Reaffirms New Genes Required for Cambrian Explosion

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The notion that many genes would be required for the Cambrian explosion may seem unsurprising — what is surprising is that anyone would challenge the idea. Source
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Kimberella Is No Solution to the Cambrian Conundrum

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The fossil record speaks clearly and cries out loud: the history of life on Earth is a history of saltations. Source
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Kimberella — Conflicting Evidence from Taphonomy

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The fossilization of Kimberella specimens was most likely based on rapid burial with sand during storm events. Source
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In Carbon Isotope Excursions, Darwinists Lose Another Excuse for the Cambrian Explosion

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The claim that a spike in carbon isotope concentrations led to the explosion of biological diversity in the Cambrian doesn’t hold up, as if it would have helped, anyway. Source
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Evolving a Self-Replicating Molecule Is a “Purple Unicorn”

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On a new episode of ID the Future, Eric H. Anderson reads from his newly co-authored book Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell, written to provide a clear and simple introduction to the evolution/ID controversy, and a broad overview of the evidence for design in nature. That evidence includes cosmic fine tuning and the Big Bang, the origin of life, irreducibly complex machines, and the Cambrian explosion. Download the podcast or listen to it here. In this excerpt, Anderson tells of Richard Dawkins’s glib assurances that the mystery of the origin of life is one not far from being solved. Not so, Anderson says. Origin-of-life researchers haven’t found a pathway to a self-replicating biological entity, the beginning point for any sort of Darwinian evolution. And it’s not for lack of time, effort,…
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