James Tour Focused on Science, Dave Farina on Character Assassination: So, Who Wins?

Alexander Vilenkin, atheists, Avi Loeb, biology, character assassination, Charles Lineweaver, Chemistry, Christoph Adami, Darwin-skeptics, Dave Farina, David Berlinski, Denis Noble, Discovery Institute, enzymes, Evolution, genetic fallacy, Ian Tattersall, Inference (journal), James Shapiro, James Tour, Jean-Pierre Luminet, Jeremy England, Lawrence Krauss, Lee Cronin, Life Sciences, Martin Rees, Noam Chomsky, polymers, polynucleotides, polypeptides, Professor Dave, Professor Dave Explains, proteins, Richard Dawkins, RNA, specified information, The Workhorse of the Cell
Professor Dave’s attacks undercut his credibility as a spokesman for his own view. If he had the truth on his side, there’s no reason he would behave this way. Source
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Assessing Denis Noble’s (Non-ID) Critique of Darwinism

biology, Clarence Williams, Denis Noble, developmental genetics, DNA, embryo, Evolution, evolutionary biology, Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, fruit fly, Gerd Müller, horse, horse fly, Intelligent Design, James Shapiro, Jerry Coyne, Jonathan Wells, Neo-Darwinism, Oxford 50, Raju Pookottil, Royal Society, science, Susan Mazur, Third Way of Evolution, Why Evolution Is True, Zombie Science
No matter what we do to the DNA of a fruit fly embryo, there are only three possible outcomes: a normal fruit fly, a defective fruit fly, or a dead fruit fly. Source
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What Is It Like to Be a Bee?

Alun Anderson, Antonio Damasio, BBC, bees, Catherine Wilson, consciousness, dancers, Dogs, dopamine, insect rights, intelligence, James Shapiro, Lars Chittka, materialism, Neuroscience & Mind, New Scientist, panpsychism, Princeton University Press, science, sensation, The Mind of a Bee, The Scientist, University of Chicago, USC, waggle dance
What, exactly, does “consciousness” or “feel and think” mean when applied to a bee? This usage is no remote outpost. Source
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Evolution With and Without Multiple Simultaneous Changes

Arthur Hunt, bacteria, BIO-Complexity, biological adaptations, chloroquine resistance, Darwinian gradualism, Darwinian processes, Darwinism, Douglas Axe, enzymes, Evolution, Evolution: A View from the 21st Century, Guide to Reading Jason Rosenhouse (series), hypercube, Intelligent Design, James Shapiro, Jason Rosenhouse, Kenneth Miller, Leo Kadanoff, Michael Behe, Nature (journal), Origin of Species, Plasmodium, Plasmodium falciparum, probabilities, The Edge of Evolution, The Failures of Mathematical Anti-Evolutionism, The Third Way, University of Chicago
Darwinism is committed to evolution happening gradually, one step at a time, by single mutational changes. Source
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University of Chicago Biochemist: All Living Cells Are Cognitive

archaea, bacteria, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, biology, cell's, cognition, Daniel Dennett, intelligence, Intelligent Design, James Shapiro, Life Sciences, Neuroscience & Mind, Oxford English Dictionary, protoplasm, quorum sensing, University of Chicago
James Shapiro’s recent paper points out, with examples, that bacteria meet the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of “cognitive.” Source
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Nearly All of Evolution Is Best Explained by Engineering

adaptive mechanisms, aluminum soils, analyzers, biology, biophysicists, cave fish, CELS 2021, Conference on Engineering in Living Systems, DNA, dog breeds, Engineering, engineering model, environmental conditions, evolutionary theory, gene regulatory network, gulls, hair, Harold Garner, Intelligent Design, James Shapiro, John Fondon, Laridae, Life Sciences, maize, Midas cichlids, natural genetic engineering, natural selection, phenotypic plasticity, Ralf Sommer, sodium, temperature, yeast
Transposable elements modify gene regulation in maize to confer drought tolerance, alter flowering time, and enable plants to grow in toxic aluminum soils. Source
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Hey, Paul Davies — Your ID is Showing

Barbara McClintock, chaos, cosmology, Discovery Institute, engineers, Eva Jablonka, intelligence, Intelligent Design, James Clerk Maxwell, James Shapiro, John Cairns, Maxwell’s demon, molecular machines, motors, nanotechnology, natural genetic engineering, order, origin of information, origin of life, Paul Davies, Physics, Earth & Space, rotors, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Stephen Meyer, The Demon in the Machine
Editor’s note: Dr. Shedinger is a Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He is the author of a recent book critiquing Darwinian triumphalism, The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms. No better advertisements for intelligent design exist than works written by establishment scientists that unintentionally make design arguments. I can think of few better examples than well-known cosmologist Paul Davies’s recently published book The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Solving the Mystery of Life (2019). With a nod toward James Clerk Maxwell’s entropy-defying demon, Davies argues that the gulf between physics and biology is completely unbridgeable without some fundamentally new concept. Since living organisms consistently resist the ravages of entropy that all forms of inanimate matter are subject to, there must be some non-physical principle allowing living…
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