“All Things Are Ordered to Their End” 

Aristotle, breathing, causality, Charles Darwin, chemical reactions, Chemistry, chlorophyll, chloroplasts, earth, Faith & Science, final causality, heart, Inertia, Intelligent Design, Isaac Newton, momentum, Moon, physical constants, physics, rationality, science of purpose, teleology, telos, theologians, Thomas Aquinas
In that one simple phrase, St. Thomas Aquinas, the greatest Christian theologian of all time, echoed the fundamental teaching of Aristotle. Source
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Blood Viscosity and Freezing Temperatures — A Titanic Problem

Antarctic icefish, antifreeze protein, BIO-Complexity, biology, blood, blood viscosity, capillaries, Channichthydiae, fish, freezing, glycoprotein, Gregory Sloop, heart, hemoglobin, hemoglobinless blood, human blood, icefish, Intelligent Design, Life Sciences, marine biology, Montana, oxygen, physicians, Southern Ocean, temperatures, Titanic, vasculature
Blood viscosity is the technical reason why Jack froze in less than 23 minutes, but icefish can survive for 15 years in water of a freezing temperature. Source
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In Breath-Holding, Kate Winslet and a Croc Are Champions

actors, amoeba, blood, breath-holding, breathing, cellular respiration, chest cavity, cold-bloodedness, Complexity, connective tissue, crocodiles, Current Biology, Darwinism, engineers, Evolution, gastrointestinal system, glucose, glycolysis, heart, hematological system, hyperventilating, Intelligent Design, Kate Winslet, life, lungs, oxygen, physicians, pulmonary arteries, red blood cells, respiratory system, Science Daily, Steve Laufmann, Wall Street Journal, warm-bloodedness, Your Designed Body
Kate Winslet, and other actors, for the sake of “the newest frontier in blockbuster moviemaking” are learning to hold their breath for several minutes. Source
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“Poor Design”? Actually, the Human Body Is Amazing; Here’s Why

architecture, bicycling, biology, blood, Chemistry, colors, darkness, death, ears, Engineering, equilibrium, Evolution, eyes, heart, human body, information, Intelligent Design, internal temperature, James Dobson, life, light, lungs, Medicine, oxygen, photons, physicians, physics, piano, reproduction, Richard Dawkins, running, Steve Laufmann, swimming, systems, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn, triathlon, Walt Whitman
If someone suggests that a coherent, interdependent system of systems arose by chance, they’ll need to back that up with a detailed engineering analysis. Source
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Does a New Scientific Study Offer Evidence of Life after Death?

brain activity, consciousness, CPR, death, Evolution, faith, Faith & Science, Grossman School of Medicine, heart, life after death, materialism, Medicine, memory retrieval, natural selection, near-death experiences, neonatal intensive care, New York University, perception, physicians, Sam Parnia, theology, thinking
Maybe there is no evolutionary explanation. There is certainly no discernible natural-selection benefit. Source
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Are Transplant Doctors Causing Brain Death?

American College of Physicians, Amy Fiedler, Arizona, bioethics, brain death, cardiac arrest, death, doctors, heart, heart death, heartbeat, irreversibility, Jahi McMath, Medicine, MedPage Today, Nebraska, new york, normothermic regional perfusion with controlled donation after circulatory death, NRP-cDCD, organ farms, organ-transplant surgery, science, University of California San Francisco
A new and highly problematic means of obtaining organs is pushing the boundaries of the “dead donor rule." Source
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Famed Biologist Jørn Dyerberg Explains His Turn to Intelligent Design

aerobic life, biology, Brian Miller, cell's, citric acid cycle, Darwin's Black Box, Darwinists, fish oil capsules, Greenland, health, heart, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, International Union of Nutrition Scientists, Inuit, Krebs cycle, Medicine, Michael Behe, nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, Podcast, unguided evolution, University of Copenhagen
If, like me, you’ve got a bottle of fish oil capsules in your refrigerator as a health supplement, you can thank Dr. Dyerberg. Source
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