Moran: Sternberg and Behe “Appear to Know More About Evolution than Their Opponents”

biology, Charles Darwin, constructive neutral evolution, David Klinghoffer, debates, Dragon, ENCODE, Evolution, genetic drift, Intelligent Design, Junk DNA, Laurence Moran, Malgorzata Moczydlowska-Vidal, Michael Behe, Michael Lynch, Michael Ruse, natural selection, Poland, Richard Dawkins, Richard Sternberg
The whole point of selection was to bias or direct the deliverances of chance variation, so that “luck” didn’t have to do all the work. Source
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An Impressive Instance of Unguided Evolution? Not So Much

bacteria, biology, biophysicists, Cornelius Hunter, Darwin’s God, Dennis Venema, E. coli, Evolution, evolutionary theory, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Michael Behe, mutations, natural selection, Podcast, protein-protein binding, Ray Bohlin, scientists, The Edge of Evolution, unguided evolution, vertebrate immune system
“There is a desire for the theory to be true in spite of the science," says Cornelius Hunter, "not because of the science.” Source
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A Theoretical Biologist’s Mission Impossible: Banish Teleology While Retaining Meaning

academic politics, Chemistry, consciousness, Darwinian evolution, DNA, Evolution, genes, genetic code, information, Intelligent Design, Marcello Barbieri, materialism, Meaning, natural selection, paradigm, physics, private truth, public truth, teleology, University of Ferrara
The nonsense will cease eventually. But eventually is a long way off, if Barbieri’s dilemma is any guide. Source
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Irreducibly Complex, Bacterial Cell Wall Manufacture Is an Evolutionary Enigma

amino acids, bacteria, bacterial cell division, bacterial cell wall, binary fission, biology, cell wall, cleavage, Evolution, foresight, glycosyltransferases, Gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Mycoplasma, natural selection, nisin, osmotic pressure, penicillin, penicillin-binding proteins, pentapeptide, peptides, peptidoglycan, peptidoglycan precursors, re-synthesis, self-replication, transpeptidases
Evolutionary processes cannot select for some future utility that is only realized after passing through a maladaptive intermediate. Source
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The Human Body as a Marvel of Engineering

Center on Human Exceptionalism, Discovery Institute, Engineering, engineers, heritability, Howard Glicksman, human body, Humanize, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Medicine, natural selection, neo-Darwinian theory, Podcast, random mutation, Steve Laufmann, Wesley J. Smith, Your Designed Body
“The systems that are required to make the human body work,” says Steve Laufmann, “are exactly the kinds of things that engineers design and build.” Source
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Answering Farina on Behe’s Work: Bacterial Flagella

bacterial flagellum, braking system, bushing, bushings, cell membrane, clutch, Dave Farina, David Snoke, drive shaft, Evolution, flagellar synthesis, FleQ, Intelligent Design, Kenneth Miller, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, machine, machinery, Michael Behe, microorganisms, mutation rate, natural selection, nitrogen metabolism, NtrC, outboard motor, point mutations, population size, Professor Dave, protein science, proteins, Pseudomonas fluorescens, terminology, The Scientist, Theoretical Population Biology, twitching motility, type IV pilis, universal joint, YouTubers
The video complains about Behe’s “usage of terminology pertaining to machinery.” Is Farina going to charge the entire flagella community with dishonesty? Source
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Jonathan Wells Evaluates Darwinian Evolution in New Online Course

antibiotic resistance, biology, cell biology, Darwin's Finches, Darwinian theory, developmental biology, DiscoveryU, Evolution, fossils, genetics, Icons of Evolution, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Jonathan Wells, Junk DNA, materialism, molecular biology, natural selection, online course, peppered moths, Podcast, textbooks, whales
How strong is the evidence for Darwinian evolution? What are the limits of the Darwinian mechanism? Source
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