#3 Story of 2022: Did Researchers Explain the Origin of Life?

Darwinian evolution, enzymes, Evolution, Intelligent Design, investigators, molecular machinery, mutations, Nature Communications, Nobel Prize, nucleotides, origin of life, parasites, press release, Qb virus, replicase, replication, Ribosome, RNA, Ryo Mizuuchi, translational machinery, tRNA, University of Tokyo
The research paper avers, “These results support the capability of molecular replicators to spontaneously develop complexity through Darwinian evolution.” Source
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#10 Story of 2022: Twelve “Shocking” Discoveries for Evolution

AlphaFold, alternative genetic codes, biology, Brian Miller, convergent evolution, devolution, discoveries, DNA, Douglas Axe, ENCODE, encoding, Endogenous retroviruses, epigenetics, Evolution, Evolution News, frameshifting, genes, genetics, genomes, Intelligent Design, Junk DNA, Michael Behe, mutations, neutral evolution, Paul Nelson, predictions, protein folding, protein rarity, RNAs, Scott Minnich, supercoiling, topoisomerase
Some discoveries might be surprising from an evolutionary perspective, but not necessarily from a perspective of intelligent design. Source
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Twelve “Shocking” Discoveries for Evolution

AlphaFold, alternative genetic codes, biology, Brian Miller, convergent evolution, devolution, discoveries, DNA, Douglas Axe, ENCODE, encoding, Endogenous retroviruses, epigenetics, Evolution, Evolution News, frameshifting, genes, genetics, genomes, Intelligent Design, Junk DNA, Michael Behe, mutations, neutral evolution, Paul Nelson, predictions, protein folding, protein rarity, RNAs, Scott Minnich, supercoiling, topoisomerase
Some discoveries might be surprising from an evolutionary perspective, but not necessarily from a perspective of intelligent design. Source
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There Is No Settled “Theory of Evolution”

biology, common descent, convergence, debates, directed mutations, Erik Svensson, Evolution, evolutionists, gradualism, just-so stories, lineage-specific biology, Lund University, multiverse, mutations, natural selection, naturalism, random causes, rapid divergence, saltationism, science, textbooks, The Conversation
What is evolution? In other words, what is core to the theory — and not forfeitable? It’s naturalism. Period. Source
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Much Ado About Lactase Persistence

adulthood, Bethlehem, cattle, Darwin Devolves, Darwinian mechanism, devolution, elephants, eukaryotic cells, Evolution, genetic code, human mind, Isaac Newton, lactase, lactase persistence, lactose, loss-of-FCT, loss-of-functional-coded-element, metabolism, milk, molecular machines, mutations, nucleotides, Pennsylvania, physics, science, sugar, weaning, weather, worms
Nothing shows the feebleness of Darwinism quite so much as breathless stories about brand new results. This week the topic was “lactase persistence.” Source
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Fact Check: Did University of Tokyo Researchers Explain the Origin of Life?

Darwinian evolution, enzymes, Evolution, Intelligent Design, investigators, molecular machinery, mutations, Nature Communications, Nobel Prize, nucleotides, origin of life, parasites, press release, Qb virus, replicase, replication, Ribosome, RNA, Ryo Mizuuchi, translational machinery, tRNA, University of Tokyo
The research paper avers, “These results support the capability of molecular replicators to spontaneously develop complexity through Darwinian evolution.” Source
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Real-World Data and the Lesson of Chloroquine Resistance

A Mousetrap for Darwin, biological systems, Casey Luskin, CCC, chloroquine complexity cluster, chloroquine resistance, coordinated mutations, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Laurence Moran, Michael Behe, mutation rate, mutations, PfCRT, Plasmodium falciparum, PNAS, proteins, Robert L. Summers, Sandwalk, The Edge of Evolution
The take-home lesson is that evolution, on its best day, is an embarrassingly anemic process. Source
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