Game Over? Nick Lane Wants Another Inning

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Michael Behe described how he attended a conference to hear Nobel laureate John Walker, the world’s expert on ATP synthase, explain how it might have evolved.  Source
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Behe Answers Best Objections to Irreducible Complexity

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Following the philosopher Alvin Plantinga, Pat Flynn says that some of the attacks on Behe have been hysterical, but some have been more thoughtful. Source
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Michael Behe Debates Evolution and Catholicism

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Dr. Behe says that his skepticism toward neo-Darwinism stemmed purely from his scientific research. Source
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Watch: Michael Behe Corrects Darwin’s Detour with a Cumulative Case for Intelligent Design

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For thousands of years, the design of life was acknowledged by scientists and non-scientists, philosophers and physicians, religious and non-religious. Source
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A Darwin Day Exhibit Backfires

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Hear the story of how leading German paleo-entomologist and Darwinist Günter Bechly became convinced of intelligent design. Source
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In Biology, Intelligent Designs that Amaze, Amuse, and Entertain

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A parade of amazing designs from the living world has passed through these pages over the years, and it shows no sign of stopping. Here are some entertaining examples from recent news. Jump Like a Flea, Beetle Flea beetles, or Alticini, are high-jump champions among the coleopterans (beetles) in the insect world. There are some 9,900 species of flea beetles, a “hyper-diverse group” that inhabits environments from deserts to rainforests all over the world. The Pensoft blog shows a picture of one, saying, “Exceptional catapulting jump mechanism in a tiny beetle could be applied in robotic limbs.”  The fascinating and highly efficient jumping mechanism in flea beetles is described in a new research article in the open-access journal Zookeys. Despite having been known since 1929, the explosive jump — which is also the reason behind the colloquial name of this…
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