Sandgrouse Takes the Royal Society to Design School

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Episode guest Brian Miller talks with host Casey Luskin about the details of the ingenious design. Source
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Great Christmas Gift — Proofs of God Translates Design Arguments for Young Students, Teenagers

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Sometimes the best way to learn is when you’re having fun and don’t even realize that you’re learning. Source
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Non-Darwinian Adaptive Radiation Proposed

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Is it possible that adaptive radiation is falling out of the Darwin trophy cabinet? A new proposal sounds amenable to intelligent design. Source
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Arthropod Architects Amaze Engineers

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They appear in the early Cambrian fossil record: the first examples of the most diverse phylum on earth. Who knew their skills would become the envy of human engineers? Source
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Verdicts of “Poor Design” in Biology Don’t Have a Good Track Record

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For years people cited the wiring of the vertebrate eye as evidence of “poor design” in biology. Source
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How Do We Decide if Something Is Well Designed or Poorly Designed?

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Erika DeBenedictis's statement that “organisms are absolutely the most sophisticated machines we know of” is supported by overwhelming evidence. Source
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Why Neo-Darwinism Is Less than a Theory

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On a classic episode of ID the Future from Jerusalem, Ira Berkowitz interviews MIT PhD physicist Lee Spetner. Together they explore key arguments from Spetner’s books Not by Chance and The Evolution Revolution. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Spetner explains why he considers neo-Darwinism less than a theory and offers a surprising take on Thomas Malthus. Spetner also argues that, contrary to Darwinist propaganda, the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria demonstrates a loss of information rather than a gain. Photo: Detail of Darwin statue, Natural History Museum, London, by Rept0n1x (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. The post Why Neo-Darwinism Is Less than a Theory appeared first on Evolution News.
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