Another “Vestigial” Organ Turns Out to Have “Absolutely Critical” Functions: The Human Yolk Sac

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Unfortunately, despite the importance of this “absolutely critical” organ, some are still intent upon retaining evolutionary interpretations. Source
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Will Evolutionists Ever Take Falsification Seriously? A Response to P. Z. Myers

BIO-Complexity, biologists, Casey Luskin, Charles Darwin, common ancestry, common descent, Complexity, developmental pathway, embryo, embryonic development, Evolution, Evolution News, evolutionary processes, evolutionists, extraembryonic tissues, fish, gastrulation, homology, Life Sciences, Louise Roth, mammals, mutations, natural selection, P.Z. Myers, phylotypic stages, reptiles, Rudolf Raff, vertebrates
Can there be a better example of trying to argue that whatever the evidence, evolution is the answer? Source
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Assessing Denis Noble’s (Non-ID) Critique of Darwinism

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No matter what we do to the DNA of a fruit fly embryo, there are only three possible outcomes: a normal fruit fly, a defective fruit fly, or a dead fruit fly. Source
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Fact Check: Yes, Human Life Begins at Fertilization

abortion, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, biology, cancer, Children, conception, Culture & Ethics, egg, embryo, ethics, human being, human life, Law, Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, newborn, parasite, public policy, scientists, settled science, sperm, womb, zygote
So what are we to make of a scientific profession in which scientific experts consistently distort the science of human life? Source
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Darwinism and Scientific Totalitarianism: John West’s Darwin Day in America

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The afterword, on “Totalitarian Science,” published in 2015, shows John West as a prophet of things to come. Source
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Listen: Michael Behe Answers Your Questions About Intelligent Design

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What are some new examples of irreducibly complex systems? What are some objections to ID from well-known critics? Source
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New Research on Animal Egg Orientation Shows “Unexpected” Diversity

Christian de Duve, eLife, embryo, embryonic development, Evidence, Evolution, evolutionary plasticity, evolutionary theory, evolutionists, genes, nucleic acids, proteins, unexpected, Urs Schmidt-Ott, Vital Dust, Yoseop Yoon, zygote
When the first cell of an animal — the zygote — divides, it usually has a front end, and a back end, and this orientation will influence how the embryo develops. This orientation is inherited from the egg, where certain gene products are deposited, often at the front end of the egg. These so-called anterior determinants signal the basic, front-back, orientation which is fundamental for the later embryonic development. But as is typical in biology, the specific genes involved often are not conserved across different species. As the summary of recent research explains: With very few exceptions, animals have “head” and “tail” ends that develop when they are an embryo. The genes involved in specifying these ends vary between species and even closely-related animals may use different genes for the…
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