Can Natural Reward Theory Save Natural Selection?

alleles, animals, Burgess Shale, Cambrian Explosion, cotton, Darwinian theory, ecosystems, Evolution, foresight, fossil record, John Rust, Macroevolution, materialism, molecular machines, Monopoly, natural selection, Owen M. Gilbert, oxygen, pseudoscience, Rethinking Ecology, selection pressure, teleology, The Origin of Species, Thomas Malthus, University of Texas
An evolutionist dismantles natural selection, then tries to rescue it with his own theory. It won’t work. Source
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#5 Story of 2020: Coronavirus, Intelligent Design, and Evolution

2019-nCoV, body plans, Charles Darwin, coronavirus, COVID-19, Darwinian evolution, Design Inference, disease, DNA, Edward Jenner, epidemic, Evolution, evolutionary biologists, genetic engineers, Ignác Semmelweis, Intelligent Design, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, living cell, Macroevolution, Medicine, MERS-CoV, Michael Dini, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, molecular biology, mutation, natural selection, Nature Medicine, New York Post, organs, oxygen, pandemic, quarantine, RNA, SARS-CoV-2, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, smallpox, species, The Origin of Species, Theodosius Dobzhansky, virus, World Health Organization, Wuhan
The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory. Source
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Literary Naturalism and a Time Machine

"survival of the fittest", 2001: A Space Odyssey, civilization, Culture & Ethics, Darwinian materialism, Darwinian theory, Émile Zola, Evolution, extinction, George Eliot, H.G. Wells, humans, Jack London, literature, mutation, natural science, natural selection, naturalism, Paul Bowles, Robert Ardrey, Sam Peckinpah, science fiction, screenwriters, sheep, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Crane, The Paris Review, The Sheltering Sky, The Time Machine, The Wild Bunch, Theodore Dreiser, Thomas Hardy, violence
The sun is burning out, and life on Earth is heading for extinction. This aptly conveys Darwinian materialism’s vision of a meaningless universe. Source
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“Compelling,” “Thorough”: Biochemist Russell Carlson on Behe’s Mousetrap

A Mousetrap for Darwin, biochemistry, biology, blogs, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, critics, Darwin's Black Box, Darwinism, Discovery Institute Press, Evolution, Intelligent Design, journals, Michael Behe, natural selection, newspapers, random mutation, Russell W. Carlson, The Edge of Evolution, University of Georgia
"Over the years Behe has received a mountain of criticism, all of which has been answered by him in letters to the editors of journals, newspapers, and blogs." Source
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Missing the Point: Codes Are Not Products of Physics

"survival of the fittest", alanine, amino acids, Charles Thaxton, code, codons, Darwinian evolution, DNA, double helix, Energy Code, Escherichia coli, Evolution, genetic code, Horst H. Klump, information, Intelligent Design, Jens Völker, Kenneth J. Breslauer, Masayori Inouye, materialists, mind, Molecular Darwinism, natural selection, PNAS, probability, proteins, Quarterly Review of Biophysics, Roger Olsen, Rutgers University, Second Law of Thermodynamics, serine, Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer, The Mystery of Life’s Origin, thermodynamics, Walter Bradley
Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes. Source
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Humans Evolving? Armed with the Evidence, the Story Breaks Down

adulthood, aneurysm, artery, Australia, calcification, carpal tunnel syndrome, cosmos, Darwin Devolves, devices, embryonic development, Evolution, evolutionary processes, forearm, genes, gestation, human anatomy, Journal of Anatomy, Michael Behe, natural selection, Origin of Species, regression, regulation, Science Alert, selection pressure, thrombosis, traumatic rupture
Scientists in Australia have uncovered that more adults now possess a “median artery of the forearm,” contrasted with studies over the past two centuries. Source
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Repentant Biology Journal Offers a Weak Rebuttal to Its Own Pro-ID Fine-Tuning Paper

biological networks, biology, Carl Sagan, Darwin's Doubt, Design Inference, DNA, George Tech, Intelligent Design, Intelligent Faith, Irreducible Complexity, irreducibly complex systems, Journal of Theoretical Biology, logical fallacies, molecular motors, natural selection, Neo-Darwinism, Ola Hössjer, protein complexes, rarity, Simon Conway Morris, specification, Steinar Thorvaldsen, Stephen Meyer, Stuart Kauffman
The authors close by quoting Carl Sagan’s famous adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Do they offer that kind of evidence? Source
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My Failed Computer Simulation

airplanes, Arthur Eddington, closed system, computer simulations, computers, CRTs, electromagnetic force, encyclopedias, gravitational force, IMSL, intelligence, Intelligent Design, Internet, keyboards, laser printers, Mathematical Intelligencer, MATLAB, natural selection, novels, PDE2D, physics, planets, Second Law of Thermodynamics, strong and weak nuclear forces, Why Evolution Is Different
I said, “You mean there is a fifth force — why didn't you say so? Just give me the equations for this force and I will add it to my model.” Source
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Sleep on It: Design in the Subconscious Brain

birds, circadian clock, Darwinism, Ernst Haeckel, evolutionists, firefighters, fruit flies, functional information, humans, infants, insects, Intelligent Design, mammals, natural selection, neural signaling, neurons, Neuroscience & Mind, NREM, phylogeny, rapid eye movement, rats, reptiles, roundworms, Science Advances, sleep, zebra finches
An international team reasoned there had to be a purpose for sleep. In one of the largest datasets ever collected, they believe they found two functions. Source
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