Life Without Purpose — The Fundamental Flaw

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The fundamental flaw in the conventional approach to understanding life is that we think we can fully understand the whole by looking at the individual parts. Source
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Former “Junk DNA,” STRs Found to Be “Rheostats” that “Precisely Regulate Gene Expression”

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Rheostats are “often used as power control devices, for example to control light intensity (dimmer), speed of motors, heaters, and ovens.” Source
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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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Moran: Sternberg and Behe “Appear to Know More About Evolution than Their Opponents”

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The whole point of selection was to bias or direct the deliverances of chance variation, so that “luck” didn’t have to do all the work. Source
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Fossil Friday: Venetoraptor Is Not the Archaeopteryx of Pterosaurs

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Forget all the pop science ballyhoo, and if you should not trust my word, just check the provided primary sources. Source
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In Debate on Intelligent Design, Critic Cites Dragon Legend to Justify Evolution’s Failures

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It is, as Professor Behe acknowledges, a charming tale, but not very relevant as far as the details of the scientific debate go. Source
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What’s Driving Darwin’s Driverless Car?

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What drives natural selection? Evolutionary forces. What are evolutionary forces? They’re what drive natural selection. Source
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An Impressive Instance of Unguided Evolution? Not So Much

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“There is a desire for the theory to be true in spite of the science," says Cornelius Hunter, "not because of the science.” Source
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What “Resurrecting” the Woolly Mammoth Would Mean for Darwinism

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Intelligent design would become the most likely hypothesis to abductively explain the data of life's history. Source
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