To Dance at Two Weddings: Rope Kojonen’s Evolutionary Quest

bacterial flagellum, biological complexity, biology, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, causes, convergent evolution, Darwinian evolution, David Glass, design detection, Emily Reeves, Evolution, Evolution News, explanatory value, fine-tuning, fitness landscapes, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Michael Behe, mutations, preconditions, Rope Kojonen, The Compatibility of Evolution and Design, The Compatibility of Evolution and Design (series), tinkering, weddings, Zygon
According to a proverb, you can’t dance at two weddings at the same time. Dr. Kojonen believes that you can. Source
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Bad News for the “Theist on the Street”

Big Bang, biology, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, common sense, continuity, cosmology, design detection, Douglas Axe, eagle eye, Emily Reeves, Evolution, fauna, fine-tuning, flora, hummingbird, Intelligent Design, intuition, laws of nature, non-agent cause, Rope Kojonen, The Compatibility of Evolution and Design, The Compatibility of Evolution and Design (series), theist on the street, theistic evolution
On Rope Kojonen's model, she no longer has grounds to trust her common-sense intuition of the design of the eagle’s eye. Source
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Co-Option and Protein Homology Don’t Explain the Evolution of the Flagellum

author, bacteria, bacterial flagellum, Brian Miller, co-option, coordination, Darwin Devolves, Darwin's Black Box, Emily Reeves, Evolution, evolutionary models, flagellar assembly, flagellar function, H. Allen Orr, indirect evolution, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, mental agent, Michael Behe, Nicholas Matzke, protein homology, proteins, Rope Kojonen, Stephen Dilley, synchronization, T3SS, The Compatibility of Evolution and Design, The Compatibility of Evolution and Design (series), Type 3 Secretory System
Rope Kojonen wants to join “design and evolution,” but only by setting aside some of the main features of the flagellum. Source
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The Miracle of Man: Reflections on the Westminster Conference

biology, Brian Miller, digital camera, Emily Reeves, Engineering, Faith & Science, fine-tuning, genetics, Howard Glicksman, human beings, human vision, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, mankind, Mark Garcia, Michael Denton, Michael Egnor, paleontology, philosophy, physiology, Podcast, skeletal joints, Steve Laufman, The Miracle of Man, theology, vision, Westminster Conference on Science and Faith
Dr. Miller gives a brief summary of his talk on the fine-tuning of human vision. We’ll be doing a full episode with him on that subject soon. Source
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Our Education Isn’t Free: Let’s Say “Thank You!” for It Together

Ann Gauger, biological origins, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, Center for Science & Culture, David Berlinski, Discovery Institute, editor, Education, Emily Reeves, Evolution, Evolution News, Granville Sewell, Günter Bechly, Heroes, Intelligent Design, Internet, John West, Jonathan Wells, Michael Behe, Michael Egnor, Paul Nelson, readers, scholarship, science, Stephen Meyer, teachers, typos
The culture out there is the violent waves and stormy winds that oppose us, and would plunge us to the bottom of the sea if they could. Source
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Reeves: A Rising Star Describes a Biological Revolution

bacteria, biochemistry, biology, computer scientist, emergent properties, Emily Reeves, engineers, Evolution, foresight, hierarchical integration, integration, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Jim Esch, materialism, purpose, Reductionism, science, signaling networks, silicon, Systems Biology, Technology
“Engineers more easily recognize impressive design because they have actually tied to build stuff.” Source
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Event Report: Design and the Designer

biology, Biomimetics, COVID-19, Daniel Reeves, design triangulation, Emily Reeves, Eric Metaxas, faith, Faith & Science, history of science, human foot, intellectuals, Intelligent Design, International Space Station, John West, Michael Keas, Olympics, Philadelphia, Physics, Earth & Space, Return of the God Hypothesis, Socrates in the City, Stephen Meyer, Stuart Burgess, Systems Biology, theology, Westminster Conference on Science and Faith
There were 16 different talks, ranging from the history of science and faith to more technical topics like systems biology and design triangulation. Source
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