A Theoretical Biologist’s Mission Impossible: Banish Teleology While Retaining Meaning

academic politics, Chemistry, consciousness, Darwinian evolution, DNA, Evolution, genes, genetic code, information, Intelligent Design, Marcello Barbieri, materialism, Meaning, natural selection, paradigm, physics, private truth, public truth, teleology, University of Ferrara
The nonsense will cease eventually. But eventually is a long way off, if Barbieri’s dilemma is any guide. Source
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The Dawkins Test Returns an Answer: Intelligent Design

astronomers, astronomy, Casey Luskin, Darwinian theory, Dawkins Test, epicycles, Evolution, Evolution News, family tree, genes, geocentric model, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, phylogenomics, Physics, Earth & Space, Richard Dawkins, solar system, The Greatest Show on Earth, Tree of Life, universal common ancestry
Dr. Luskin details the various ways that the rapidly developing field of phylogenomics is uncovering data that powerfully fits the ID model of life’s history. Source
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Fossil Friday: The Explosive Origin of Mosasaurs in the Cretaceous

Darwinism, ecological niches, Evolution, flukes, Fossil Friday, fossil record, genes, genetic changes, genetic coding, just-so stories, Late Cretaceous, legends, marine reptiles, mathematics, mosasaurs, mutations, North America, paleontology, Plesioplatecarpus planifroms, population genetics, sea serpents, sharks, waiting-time problem
The math of population genetics precludes a Darwinian origin of these new genes in such a short time. Source
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Now, with Starships, Evolutionary Origins Become Still More Difficult

biology, David Coppedge, Evolution, Evolution News, gene transposon packages, genes, horizontal gene transport, hybridization, Intelligent Design, Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, origins, physics, sex, species, Star Trek, Starships, Stephen Barr, symmetry, universal common descent
So it appears that self-contained gene transposon "packages" permit transfer of genes from one species to another Source
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Michael Behe on Why Lenski’s Experiments Show Devolution, Not Evolution

breaking things, citrate, Darwin Devolves, E. coli, Evolution, evolutionary biologists, evolutionary theory, flasks, genes, genetic information, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Long Term Evolution Experiment, Michael Behe, Michigan State University, mutations, niche advantages, novelty, oxygen, Podcast
Biochemist Michael Behe reviews the well-known Long Term Evolution Experiment at Michigan State. Source
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Is Human Psychology Better Explained by Evolution or Design?

African Savannah, art, behavior, cathedrals, Daniel Dennett, Darwinian evolution, David Barash, environment of evolutionary adaptedness, evo psych, Evolution, evolutionary psychologists, evolutionary psychology, genes, Henry Schlinger, Human Origins, humans, Intelligent Design, Judith Eve Lipton, just-so stories, Marc Hauser, Moon, museums, music, Oskar Schindler, Philip Skell, Pleistocene, Richard Dawkins, Subrena Smith, survival machines, The Descent of Man, Victorian England
“We are survival machines,” wrote atheist biologist Richard Dawkins, “robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.” Source
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Geneticists Puzzled by Octopus’s Unique Genes: Seem to Have Appeared Out of Nowhere

Alison Abbott, Biomimetics, California two-spot octopus, cephalopods, convergence, cuttlefish, Darwin's Doubt, David Klinghoffer, Dennis Normile, distributed networks, Evolution, genes, giant squid, hydrothermal vents, Intelligent Design, Living Waters, mimic octopus, molecular clock, Mollusca, narrative gloss, Nature (journal), Nautilus, neo-Darwinian processes, Octopus bimaculoides, Paul Nelson, propulsion, reflectins, Richard Sternberg, soft robots, Stephen Meyer, triumphalism, University of Chicago
“Evolution of novel genes”? Isn’t that the question at hand? Where do novel genes come from? Source
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#10 Story of 2022: Twelve “Shocking” Discoveries for Evolution

AlphaFold, alternative genetic codes, biology, Brian Miller, convergent evolution, devolution, discoveries, DNA, Douglas Axe, ENCODE, encoding, Endogenous retroviruses, epigenetics, Evolution, Evolution News, frameshifting, genes, genetics, genomes, Intelligent Design, Junk DNA, Michael Behe, mutations, neutral evolution, Paul Nelson, predictions, protein folding, protein rarity, RNAs, Scott Minnich, supercoiling, topoisomerase
Some discoveries might be surprising from an evolutionary perspective, but not necessarily from a perspective of intelligent design. Source
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