Engineering Principles Explain Biological Systems Better than Evolutionary Theory

antiquity, Apostle Paul, Aristotle, atomism, biology, Charles Darwin, Copernican Revolution, Engineering, Evolution, Francisco Ayala, genetics, Hippocrates, Intelligent Design, Lucretius, materialism, Modern Synthesis, natural processes, Neo-Darwinism, philosophy, Plato, population genetics, Romans, Science and Faith in Dialogue, teleology
Hippocrates proposed in the late 5th or early 4th century BC a model for heredity and adaptation that Charles Darwin described as nearly identical to his own. Source
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Qualified Agreement: How Scientific Discoveries Support Theistic Belief

Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, biology, Christianity, compartmentalism, cosmology, creator, Epistemology, faith, Faith & Science, Francisco Ayala, Frederik van Niekerk, humanity, intellectuals, Intelligent Design, Judeo-Christian tradition, metaphysics, natural selection, Nico Vorster, NOMA, non-overlapping magisteria, physics, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Robert Boyle, Robert Grosseteste, Science and Faith in Dialogue, Sir Isaac Newton, soul, William of Ockham, Worldview
For many intellectuals, a scientifically informed worldview was a materialistic worldview. It is not hard to see why they held this opinion. Source
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Darrel Falk Downplays the Ramifications of the 2016 Royal Society Meeting

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The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power. Source
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When Scientists Make Truth Claims Outside Science

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Here is a small, representative sampling of such claims over the past three centuries. These claims are not from science, but they drive science. Source
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Human Origins: Not a Simple Question

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Photo source: Pixabay via I have come to a conclusion. Perhaps if I had thought about it more carefully at first I would not be surprised. But it has only recently occurred to me that a great deal of the disturbance about evolution — yes, no, theistic, atheistic, guided, unguided, young earth, old earth, Darwinist , near-neutralist, whatever! is about human origins. Where did WE come from? Are we descended from primates or not? And what did God have to do with it? Nobody except specialist scientists would care if a little tree frog was descended from a lobe-finned fish, or was instead specially created with his special poison glands, unless it also had implications with regard to our origin. Not many would care except evolutionary biologists and entomologists…
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