#5 Story of 2020: Coronavirus, Intelligent Design, and Evolution

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The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory. Source
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Grandeur in Extinctions?

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New corollary to an old law: Put Darwinian assumptions in, and you will get Darwinian models out. Source
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Darwinism, Storytelling, and the Futurist ET Myth

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The implication is clear: the alien monolith has somehow bequeathed to him and his little tribe a sudden quantum leap in brain power. Source
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A Physician Describes How Behe, and Intelligent Design, Changed His Mind

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There’s no better tribute to the power of ideas than a changed mind. Erik Strandness is a physician in Spokane, WA, practicing neonatal medicine. 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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On the “Sisyphean Evolution of Darwin’s Finches”

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Scientific data are followed by the myth: “Finch beak morphology observed on the Galápagos Islands was used by Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution.” Source
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Darwin Is on the Roof — New Book from Michael Behe, Out Today

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The public is being prepared very slowly for the demise of Darwinian evolutionary theory. It wasn’t planned this way, but it is how things are playing out. Source
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When Scientists Make Truth Claims Outside Science

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Here is a small, representative sampling of such claims over the past three centuries. These claims are not from science, but they drive science. Source
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