Happy Thanksgiving! Here Are Michael Denton’s Top 3 Reasons for Optimism About ID

academia, brain, Darwinism, Evolution, Fornace, gratitude, Harvard University, ID movement, Intelligent Design, Italy, James Tour, Lee Cronin, materialism, matter, Michael Denton, mind, Minding the Brain, origin of life, Scuola di Filosofia di Fornace, Thanksgiving, The Miracle of Man
One reason, he says, is the “relentless” growth of the ID movement, in academia and around the world. This conversation is itself evidence on the latter point. Source
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Are Plants Cognitive, Intelligent Beings?

audible range, botany, cognition, Darwinism, David G. Robinson, ecologists, EMBO Reports, emotions, Frantisek Baluška, infection, intelligence, Life Sciences, Louvre, mathematics, Neuroscience & Mind, panpsychism, plants, random mutations, spirituality, Tel Aviv University, teleology, Third Way of Evolution, University of Heidelberg, water deprivation, ZME Science
Some plant biologists want to see them that way; others continue to insist on a Darwinian view. Source
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With Becket Cook, David Berlinski Discusses Speech as a Problem for Darwin, and More

animal life, animals, Becket Cook, Bible, communication, Darwinism, David Berlinski, discontinuity, Dogs, Evolution, externalization, human exceptionalism, Human Origins, humans, Jesuits, Ovid, pets, Science After Babel
Dog owners know that to look into your dog’s eyes is often to see that the dog has something he wishes to say but lacks the “machinery for externalization.” Source
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 “What Is a Man?” — New Book Out Today from Nancy Pearcey

animal nature, Center for Science and Culture, Charles Darwin, Culture & Ethics, Darwinian theory, Darwinism, divine image, European customs, Evolution, evolutionary psychology, Fiction, human beings, males, masculinity, men, Nancy Pearcey, Sean McDowell, Tarzan, The Toxic War on Masculinity, women
Set aside one question of the moment — “What is a woman?” — and turn to another no less important problem that troubles our culture. Source
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Listen: In a New Book, David Berlinski Gives the Devil His Due

Andrew McDiarmid, Chinese Revolution, Darwinism, David Berlinski, Evolution, ID The Future, intellectuals, Intelligent Design, Marcel Schützenberger, materialistic science, mathematicians, mathematics, Paris, philosophers, Podcast, Science After Babel, Tower of Babel, Wistar Symposium
Berlinski is at his best as he discusses everything from the Tower of Babel as a metaphor for modern science, to his friendship with Marcel Schützenberger. Source
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A Living and Symphonic Order — Appreciating Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen, beauty, Book of Wisdom, creator, Culture & Ethics, Dante Alighieri, Darwinism, Divine Comedy, Faith & Science, Genesis, God's Grandeur, infinities, infinity, Intelligent Design, Jackson Pollock, Johann Sebastian Bach, mathematics, Meaning, music, painting, Peter Kreeft, poetry, randomness, Roman Catholicism, science, scripture, splendor, symphony, universe
I knew I wanted to choose someone who wrote beautifully. He, however, was someone I didn't know, and I could not predict his views on intelligent design. Source
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Fossil Friday: The Explosive Origin of Mosasaurs in the Cretaceous

Darwinism, ecological niches, Evolution, flukes, Fossil Friday, fossil record, genes, genetic changes, genetic coding, just-so stories, Late Cretaceous, legends, marine reptiles, mathematics, mosasaurs, mutations, North America, paleontology, Plesioplatecarpus planifroms, population genetics, sea serpents, sharks, waiting-time problem
The math of population genetics precludes a Darwinian origin of these new genes in such a short time. Source
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In Breath-Holding, Kate Winslet and a Croc Are Champions

actors, amoeba, blood, breath-holding, breathing, cellular respiration, chest cavity, cold-bloodedness, Complexity, connective tissue, crocodiles, Current Biology, Darwinism, engineers, Evolution, gastrointestinal system, glucose, glycolysis, heart, hematological system, hyperventilating, Intelligent Design, Kate Winslet, life, lungs, oxygen, physicians, pulmonary arteries, red blood cells, respiratory system, Science Daily, Steve Laufmann, Wall Street Journal, warm-bloodedness, Your Designed Body
Kate Winslet, and other actors, for the sake of “the newest frontier in blockbuster moviemaking” are learning to hold their breath for several minutes. Source
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