Yes, Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence — Let’s Hear Some for Darwinian Evolution

Carl Sagan, chemical processes, computers, Cosmos (series), Evidence, Evolution, Evolution News, fossils, human brains, intelligence, Intelligent Design, iPhones, Irreducible Complexity, Michael Behe, natural causes, natural selection, origin of life, physics, Second Law of Thermodynamics, self-replicating machines, Technology, tornado, unintelligent forces
Carl Sagan famously said, “I believe that the extraordinary should be pursued. But extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Source
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Dallas Conference: What Does “The Science” Really Say about Faith?

Andrew McDiarmid, Archaeology, Bible, Center for Science & Culture, Chemistry, Children, COVID-19, Culture & Ethics, Dallas Conference on Science & Faith, Darwinism, Exodus, Faith & Science, Geology, Howard Glicksman, human body, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, James Tour, Jonathan McLatchie, lockdowns, mandates, media, Nancy Pearcey, public health, scientists, Stephen Meyer, Steve Laufmann, Titus Kennedy, transgenderism, Vaccines
This year's conference, February 17 and 18, will tackle subjects we haven't explored before, including archaeology, transgenderism, and tech addiction. Source
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Minimal Complexity Problem in Prey Detection by the Sand Scorpion

Angstrom, arachnids, beetle, compression waves, Darwinian theory, Fundamentals of Physics, hydrogen atom, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Life Sciences, minimal-complexity problem, Mojave Desert, Oregon State University, Philip H. Brownell, Physics, Earth & Space, pincers, propagation speed, Rayleigh waves, sand scorpion, science, scorpion, sensors
The scorpion can detect tiny vibrations, of order 1 Angstrom (the size of a hydrogen atom) in amplitude, that emanate from its prey. Source
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Life as a Half-Full Glass

babies, baseball, childbirth, complaining, conception, Evolution, Evolution News, Faith & Science, fallopian tube, federal laws, Howard Glicksman, Human Errors, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, jellyfish, Jesus, John Newton, koalas, legislators, micronutrients, miracles, movie directors, Nathan Lents, Neo-Darwinism, pitchers, praising, science, scurvy, Steve Laufmann, Stuart Burgess, vitamin C, Your Designed Body
A 2018 book by biologist Nathan Lents is full of complaints about our bodies. Professor Lents has been answered in detail already. 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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How Darwin and Wallace Split over the Human Mind

Alfred Russel Wallace, Animal Liberation, Anthony Flew, Anthony O’Hear, biology, consciousness, cosmogonism, Darwin, David Bentley Hart, David Hume, deism, Donald Hoffman, Erasmus Darwin, Europeans, Evolution, Francis Crick, How Darwin and Wallace Split over the Human Mind, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Lawrence Krauss, Lucretius, materialism, Michael Ruse, mind, natural selection, natural theology, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, Peter Singer, Racism, rationalism, Richard Dawkins, Richard Rorty, Richard Spilsbury, Stephen Hawking, Ternate letter, The Origin of Species, Thomas Huxley, Tom Wolfe
Marvelously free of racist prejudice, Wallace noted in his fieldwork in far-flung locations that primitive tribes were intellectually the equals of Europeans. Source
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Using the Positive Case for Intelligent Design to Answer Common Objections to ID

"God of the gaps", argument from ignorance, BioLogos Foundation, biology, Brown University, Charles Marshall, CSI, Denis Lamoureux, Evolution, intelligent agent, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Kenneth Miller, Kitzmiller v. Dover, paleontologists, The Positive Case for Intelligent Design (series), UC Berkeley, University of Alberta
As for the “God of the gaps” charge, the basic objection is that ID is an argument from ignorance, based upon what we don’t know. Source
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Brain Neurons Are “Comparable to a Library”

axon, biology, brain, Brown University, Duke University, external world, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, library, Max Planck Institute, NELL2, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, pinwheels, proteins, purpose, retina, Robo3, Rockefeller University, visual cortex
It’s one of those occasions in biology (not rare) when the term “intelligent design,” despite other merits, falls flat as a description. Source
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Jaw Dropping: Nature’s Irreducibly Complex Linkage Mechanisms

bicep, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, biology, brain, Bristol University, cycling, dragonfish, engineers, Eric Anderson, Evolution, Great Britain, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, mantis shrimp, muscles, Olympics, parrotfish, Podcast, satellites, sling-jaw wrasse, Stuart Burgess
Bristol University engineer Stuart Burgess goes deeper into the marvels of such sea creatures as the parrotfish, sling-jaw wrasse, and mantis shrimp. Source
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