Fossil Friday: Fossil Sea Cows and the Abrupt Origin of Sirenia and Desmostylia

Afrotheria, Calvert Marine Museum, common descent, Darwinism, Desmostylia, dugongids, dugongs, elephants, Embrithopoda, Eocene, Evolution, Fossil Friday, fossil record, Ishatherium subathuensis, Jamaica, Lincoln Creek Formation, mammals, manatees, Paleocene, PaleoDB, paleontology, Pezosiren, Proboscidea, protosirenids, science, sea cows, Sirenia, sirenians, Steller’s sea cow, synapomorphies, Tethytheria, Washington State, whales
So, is every thing OK with Darwinism after all? No so fast. Actually, there are some problems that do not square well with a Darwinian scenario. Source
Read More

Debunking “Professor Dave’s” Hit Piece Against Stephen Meyer

Australopithecines, Basilosauridae, birds, Cambrian Explosion, Casey Luskin, Charles Marshall, common descent, cynodonts, Darwin's Doubt, dinosaurs, Discovery Institute, Donald Prothero, Evolution, fossil record, hominids, hominins, humans, Intelligent Design, John Hawks, Jurassic Big Bang, Kazanian revolution, land mammals, mammaliaforms, Michael Behe, Michael Denton, New York Times, Nick Matzke, Pakicetidae, pelycosaurs, Raoellidae, Richard Sternberg, Romer’s Gap, science denial, science teachers, sea mammals, Stephen Meyer, therapsid event, Therapsids, transitional fossils, walking whales, YouTubers
This YouTube video runs to about an hour and a quarter, so I will be answering him once again in a series, minute by minute. Source
Read More

There Is No Settled “Theory of Evolution”

biology, common descent, convergence, debates, directed mutations, Erik Svensson, Evolution, evolutionists, gradualism, just-so stories, lineage-specific biology, Lund University, multiverse, mutations, natural selection, naturalism, random causes, rapid divergence, saltationism, science, textbooks, The Conversation
What is evolution? In other words, what is core to the theory — and not forfeitable? It’s naturalism. Period. Source
Read More

Rabbi Adam Jacobs Talks with Michael Denton about Intelligent Design

"poor design", Aish HaTorah, ankle, atheists, Big Bang, bioengineering, biological information, biology, Cambrian Explosion, Chemistry, common descent, cosmos, Culture, earth, Edward Feser, Evolution, Faith & Science, fine-tuning, Intelligent Design, Judaism, kabbalah, Michael Denton, mysticism, Nathan Lents, Rabbi Adam Jacobs, Stuart Burgess, The Miracle of Man, wrist
Rabbi Jacobs, with the worldwide Jewish outreach group Aish HaTorah, makes a very thoughtful conversation partner for Dr. Denton. Source
Read More

Michael Behe Debates Evolution and Catholicism

biology, Catholicism, common descent, Creation, Darwin's Black Box, Darwinian mechanisms, devolution, elephants, Evolution, faith, Faith & Science, grizzly bears, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Lehigh University, Matthew Ramage, Michael Behe, Neo-Darwinism, Pat Flynn, Philosophy for the People, polar bears, Pope Benedict XVI, secondary causation, skepticism, theology
Dr. Behe says that his skepticism toward neo-Darwinism stemmed purely from his scientific research. Source
Read More

Return of the Rafting Monkeys: Why Biogeography Is No Friend of Common Descent

Atlantic Ocean, biogeography, camera eye, Casey Luskin, common descent, common design, convergence, Emily Reeves, Evolution, evolutionists, Harvest House, humans, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, monkeys, octopus, optical engineering, Podcast, rafting monkeys, Renaissance, solar system, South America, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith, universal common descent
Evolutionists have to propose, for instance, that Old World monkeys rafted across the Atlantic from Africa to South America on a natural raft. Source
Read More

Sunday with the Devil’s Acolyte — Thomas Henry Huxley

A Journal of the Plague Year, Charles F. Mullett, common descent, Copernican principle, Daniel Defoe, Evolution, Faith & Science, fleas, Human Zoos, Jacques Barzun, John West, London, Natural Law and the Structure of Matter, pandemic, plague, Plato, Racism, rats, Ruth Barton, scientism, St. Martin's Hall, Stephen Porter, The X Men, Thomas Henry Huxley, Werner Heisenberg, X Club, Yersinia pestis
Although the designation of Huxley as Darwin’s “bulldog” is well known, acolyte is a more appropriate term and here’s why. Source
Read More

Botany Journal Revisits Charles Darwin’s “Abominable Mystery”

American Journal of Botany, Charles Darwin, common ancestor, common descent, Cretaceous Period, Eric Anderson, Evolution, flowering plants, fossil record, Günter Bechly, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Jurassic, Life Sciences, Neo-Darwinism, paleontology, Podcast, Richard Buggs
A recent paper by Richard Buggs shows that a problem for evolutionary theory has grown more acute since Darwin’s time. Source
Read More