Cinderella Story? Transposons Gain New Respect

biology, Christie Wilcox, Cinderella, disease, Drosophila, ENCODE, Evolution, Evolution News, Intelligent Design, John Hewitt, Josefa González, Junk DNA, Michael Denton, myelin, natural selection, noncoding DNA, parasites, Paul Nelson, Pseudomonas, retrotransposons, retroviruses, Spanish Research Council, symbionts, The Scientist, transposable elements, transposons
Junk DNA has been getting redress for decades of ignominy. Now, retrotransposons and transposable elements may be next in line for a better reputation. Source
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How Do We Decide if Something Is Well Designed or Poorly Designed?

"poor design", beetles, biological engineering, biology, cancer, ceramics, cutting board, dental enamel, disease, drones, Engineering, Erika DeBenedictis, hummingbird, IEEE, Intelligent Design, iPhone, lightning connector, MIT, optimality, photosynthesis, smart devices, solar panels, somatic cells
Erika DeBenedictis's statement that “organisms are absolutely the most sophisticated machines we know of” is supported by overwhelming evidence. Source
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#5 Story of 2020: Coronavirus, Intelligent Design, and Evolution

2019-nCoV, body plans, Charles Darwin, coronavirus, COVID-19, Darwinian evolution, Design Inference, disease, DNA, Edward Jenner, epidemic, Evolution, evolutionary biologists, genetic engineers, Ignác Semmelweis, Intelligent Design, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, living cell, Macroevolution, Medicine, MERS-CoV, Michael Dini, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, molecular biology, mutation, natural selection, Nature Medicine, New York Post, organs, oxygen, pandemic, quarantine, RNA, SARS-CoV-2, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, smallpox, species, The Origin of Species, Theodosius Dobzhansky, virus, World Health Organization, Wuhan
The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory. Source
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Battling a Disease More Infectious & Deadly Than COVID-19

Adam Tucker, COVID-19, Cross, Cure, disease, Gospel, Infectious Disease, Jesus, Sin, Southern Evangelical Seminary, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Adam Tucker As hundreds of thousands of people battle COVID-19 following thousands of deaths, lockdowns, and much fear, the world eagerly awaits a proven treatment plan to cure this dreaded virus. I’m sure many of you, like me, often pray for wisdom and protection for those on the frontlines battling this invisible foe. But there is another invisible enemy, one more formidable than COVID-19, that has wreaked havoc on millions of lives for centuries. This unseen tyrant takes many forms and can often be hard to detect. We are all susceptible to this disease, and without the proper precautions, anyone can fall victim. Sadly, the aftermath of this nemesis is often very visible, making it seem as though it is much more foreboding than it actually is. No, it’s…
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Whales — Time to Put Evolution’s Exhausted “Poster Child” to Rest

biology, Bioscience, critics, Darwinists, deformity, disease, Ellen Coombs, Evolution, filmmaker, fossil record, Jackson Wheat, Jerry Coyne, Long Story Short, milk carton kid, Neo-Darwinism, population genetics, poster child, scientists, The Conversation, The Rocks Were There, whales, Wikipedia, YouTube videos
The argument about whales turns on two points: “Population genetics calculations say no,” and “New fossil find throws the series into disarray.” Source
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